UAE universities in race to compete at Shell's Singapore event

Five UAE based universities are battling it out to represent the country in Make The Future Festival in Singapore. The students will participate with their Made in the UAE fuel-efficient cars at the inaugural edition of Shell’s Make the Future festival in March next year. The event will feature bright energy ideas and innovations that […]

Five UAE based universities are battling it out to represent the country in Make The Future Festival in Singapore.

The students will participate with their Made in the UAE fuel-efficient cars at the inaugural edition of Shell’s Make the Future festival in March next year.

The event will feature bright energy ideas and innovations that address the global energy challenge – how to generate more energy, while producing less CO2.

Fifteen students from two university teams, the Higher College of Technology Sharjah and American University of Sharjah, participated at the Manila event last year. The teams achieved top ranking positions from over 171 teams which were part of the annual event.

“Our world faces one of its greatest challenges: to generate more energy, while producing less CO2,” said Goh Swee Chen, chairman of Shell Singapore.

He said Singapore is no exception to the global challenge. “Through Make the Future Singapore, we hope to see bright ideas put into action, unlocking the potential of an entire region and working together to turn that potential into tangible solutions for Asia – and the wider world.”

Teams of students can build one of two types of cars: Prototype – futuristic and highly aerodynamic vehicles – or UrbanConcept: highly economical and innovative vehicles that resemble today’s cars.

They must pass a detailed technical inspection before they are allowed onto the track to see how far they can go on the least amount of fuel. Awards are given to the most energy efficient vehicles within the various categories.

ascott@thenational.ae

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