WWU X Prize update: Statistics, photos available online
Photo courtesy of the WWU Vehicle Research Institute
Statistics from Western Washington University's performance in the knockout phase of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition have been posted online. As of now, information from the highway and urban efficiency tests is available, and more data will be posted as it comes available.
According to team members, the team from WWU's Vehicle Research Institute achieved the equivalent of 82 miles per gallon on its efficiency events, despite penalties that resulted in a reduction of 10 MPGe. Without those penalties, WWU would have achieved 92 MPGe. The minimum amount needed to pass through to the finals was 67 MPGe.
To view WWU's data, visit http://tracker.progressiveautoxprize.org/, find WWU, click on "Team Telemetry" and then on "Archive Data."
Some vehicles are still completing the efficiency tests, so data from WWU's competitors may not yet be online.
Also, the WWU X Prize team has posted lots of photos from the shakedown and knockout phases of the competition on its Facebook page. To view those photo collections, click here and here. More photos of WWU's second day of the knockout competition are available in this gallery from the X Prize Foundation.
The next competition event for WWU is the range test on Friday, June 25. To clear that hurdle, WWU, which is in the alternative side-by-side class of the competition, must achieve a range of 68 miles (34 laps). After the range test come the emissions and dynamic safety tests, which take place through Wednesday, June 30.
In addition to following the car's performance live online, try these other ways of keeping in touch with the Viking 45's progress through the X Prize competition:
- Follow the WWU X Prize team: @WWUXPRIZETEAM.
- Follow the Progressive Automotive X Prize: @progautoxp.
- Conduct a search for hashtag #PIAXP.
- Updates specific to WWU also will be posted on the @wwunews and @WesternToday Twitter feeds.
- Check back here at Western Today for any updates as they come available.