Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)
We’re excited to announce that the HPVC events will now be taking place at ASME’s global E-Fests (Engineering Festivals). E-Fests are three-day, two-night regional events built around design, advanced manufacturing and robotics technologies. They enable engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills and inspire innovation.
You must register online for HPVC through the regional E-Fest website.
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|E-Fest Asia Pacific||February 1-3, 2019||Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Velore, India|
|E-Fest West||March 15-17, 2019||Pomona, CA, USA|
|E-Fest North||April 5-7, 2019||Michigan, USA|
|E-Fest South America||August 8-10, 2019||Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru|
Details regarding the HPVC events are continuously updated as information becomes available and confirmed. For registration details and instructions please visit the event page you plan to attend.
HPVC Terms and Conditions
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ASME HPVC Racing Forum
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Human-powered transport is often the only type available in underdeveloped or inaccessible 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) provides an opportunity for students to 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.
ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
Any student who was enrolled in an engineering program during the previous semester or quarter, but graduated no earlier than six months prior to the competition date, is eligible to participate. Participation in all HPVC events is not restricted to political boundaries and are open to eligible students globally.
The first stage of the competition involves the preparation of a comprehensive design report. The second part includes a demonstration of a technical innovation included in the design, a speed event (either 100 meter flying start time trial or head-to-head drag race) and a 2.5 hour endurance race held over the course of a weekend. Guidelines and more detailed requirements (including safety measures and tests) can be found in the full competition rules.
HPVC India Rules
AWARDS & PRIZES
The following list reflects the minimum prize increments for winners of the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. Additional prizes and/or special award categories may apply, as determined by the ASME HPVC Committee and host institution.
Prizes listed below represent total amounts conferred to winning teams, not to individual team members. Each winning Team Leader will be responsible for claiming his/her team prize following the competition, and is thereby responsible for the distribution of award monies to his/her teammates. Team Contact/Leader will contact ASME staff via e-mail to facilitate the payment process following the HPVC events.
|CATEGORY||PRIZE (per team)|
|Overall – 1st Place||$1,000 USD and a Trophy|
|Overall – 2nd Place||$750 USD and a Trophy|
|Overall – 3rd Place||$500 USD and a Trophy|
|Design Event – 1st Place||$250 USD and a Trophy|
|Design Event – 2nd Place||Trophy|
|Design Event – 3rd Place||Trophy|
|Men’s Speed Event – 1st Place||$250 USD and a Trophy|
|Men’s Speed Event – 2nd Place||Trophy|
|Men’s Speed Event – 3rd Place||Trophy|
|Women’s Speed Event – 1st Place||$250 USD and a Trophy|
|Women’s Speed Event – 2nd Place||Trophy|
|Women’s Speed Event – 3rd Place||Trophy|
|Endurance Event – 1st Place||$250 USD and a Trophy|
|Endurance Event – 2nd Place||Trophy|
|Endurance Event – 3rd Place||Trophy|
|Best Team Spirit||Trophy|