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Teijin Group announces that its technologies will be used in the latest solar-powered vehicle developed by Kogakuin University.
The group is supporting the team for its fourth consecutive year at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s biggest biennial solar car race, which will take place in Australia from 13-20 October. Collaborating with the university as a partner in developing innovative, next-generation automobiles, Teijin is providing technical support for solar panels and other components in the solar car, as well as conventional support for a wide range of materials and products designed to maximise the comfort and performance of the team members.
GH Craft, Teijin’s composite-structure design, development and evaluation unit and a leader in CFRP composite structures, is engaged in all facets of composite-structure fabrication for super-lightweight vehicles, including design, moulding and structural evaluation. The company is providing the Kogakuin University Solar Team with expert technical support, including a technician who will provide in-race mechanical and technical backup, aiming to help the team achieve its first victory in this challenging race.
The car will use high-performance materials and technologies from Teijin and its fibres and products converting company, Teijin Frontier including:
The Teijin Group is striving to be a company that supports the society of the future by enhancing its capabilities to offer new solutions for automotive applications. As part of this effort, the company is delighted to once again support the ambitions of young engineers on the Kogakuin University Solar Team. Hereafter, Teijin will continue to develop advanced technologies for lightweight vehicle design and moulding as well as solar power to help solve issues that the world’s automotive society will face going forward.
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, which was inaugurated in 1987, will hold its 15th competition this year as the world’s biggest biennial solar car race to showcase advanced, innovative technologies for solar cars. The Kogakuin University Solar Team is entered in the competition’s Challenger Class with 52 competitors from 24 countries.
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