10 Jul '11, 10pm

NTU eco-car clinches top spot

SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University's latest eco-car (picture), the Nanyang Venture IV, clinched top spot for the diesel fuel category at this year's Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2011, which was held at Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The NTU team also won the Off-Track Award for Safety, thanks to its innovative safety features, such as a crumple zone to protect the driver in an event of a crash. The three-day international competition, which ended on Saturday, saw a total of 94 student teams from 12 countries taking part. The Nanyang Venture IV team was led by NTU's visiting professor Rohana Sarath-Kumar Senanyak. The team's student leader Tinagaran Puvanasan, 22, a second year student from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, said: "We are really happy to have won the two prizes, especially when this is our first attempt at buildi...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110711-0000050/NT...

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