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Human Powered Vehicle Challenge ASME:

Here’s the challenge:

Design and build a vehicle — powered by a single rider — with a top speed of more than 50 mph

As you work toward meeting this challenge, you will:

-Learn how to amplify human strength and reduce friction
-Go faster — on your own power — than you ever thought possible
-Develop the skills necessary to work with and lead your fellow student engineers
-Have the opportunity to help millions of people around the world do more with simple and affordable transportation technologies

Human power is often the only type of transport available in many parts of the world, and — if well designed — can be an increasingly viable form of sustainable transportation.

ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) lets students demonstrate the application of sound engineering-design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives. In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use — from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.

After you build it, you race it in ASME competitions throughout the region. And if it’s fast, light and strong enough, you’ll go up against some of the best designs — and the best teams — in the world.

HPV team