I hear too much about self-driving cars, what about self-powering ones? I’d sure as hell buy a self-powering car if it were to hit the market and was at least remotely decent. While there aren’t any such vehicles on the market at the moment, some students from one of Singapore’s top universities have developed a prototype for a vehicle that is both 3D-printed and solar powered.
The Shell EcoMarathon Asia solar car race is about to happen later this month, and no doubt about it one will be able to check out some of the more unique offerings that carry cutting edge technology. In fact, students over from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore will be submitting their 3D-printed solar car, now how about it? Known as the NTU Venture 8, this particular solar-powered ride took approximately a year in development, followed by building it. It is said that the NTU Venture 8 is capable of hitting speeds of up to 60 kph – which is approximately 37 mph, where it will also boast of a sensible micro-car look alongside doors that open vertically (gullwing inspired, perhaps?), clearly placing it within the competition’s “urban concept” category in terms of design.