Each year, for nearly a decade, RIT has sponsored a
student-driven club that competes in a national
competition related to human powered land vehicles.
In the past, the HPV team has competed in the
Great Moonbuggy Race and has twice taken first
place in the college division.
Creating a brand new vehicle each year allows
students to generate creative designs and implement
their passion for engineering in a venue specific
to their interest. Computer Aided Design (CAD)
software is used extensively to visualize our ideas
before physical prototypes and finals products are
Due to the past successes at the NASA competition,
the 2009-10 HPV team has decided to pursue a
different competition. The ASME
Human Powered Vehicle Challenge is a
paved-ground land competition in which speed,
endurance and/or utility capabilities are measured.
As always, design is another factor that encourages
schools not only to create time-tested vehicles but
also those with innovative design concepts.
Part of the '09-'10 Human Powered Vehicle Team