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SAE Convergence 2014 Press Release

  The University of Michigan Solar Car Team will be representing Saturn Electronics Corporation at the 2014 SAE Convergence in Detroit, Michigan. They will be exhibiting their 2011 vehicle, Quantum, which most recently raced in the 2014...

American Solar Challenge: Day 8

For a fifth consecutive time, the Michigan Solar Car Team has won the American Solar Challenge! As Quantum approached the finish line around noon on Monday, teammates cheered around the sidelines while race crew member Mikhail Gorelik waved the...

American Solar Challenge: Day 7

The American Solar Challenge has come to La Crosse! Though most of today’s route went through Wisconsin, our day actually began in Clermont, Iowa. After waking up in the local fire station, which had been kind enough to let us stay the...

American Solar Challenge: Day 6

Another day has passed and the team has found itself in Clermont, Iowa after another solid day of driving. The road to reach it can best be described in one word: corn. From the time that we left our stage stop in Omaha, Nebraska till the time...

American Solar Challenge: Day 5

The Michigan Solar Car Team is in Nebraska today! Our fifth day of driving has brought us into Omaha after a quick start from Black and Veatch headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. Leaving that morning, we all felt refreshed from all of the...

American Solar Challenge: Day 4

Coming to you live from our second stage stop of the race, Overland Park, Kansas, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team has finished the day in first place once again. We started the morning off with a pancake breakfast at the Iola First...

American Solar Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 of ASC began early as usual with our morning crew leaving at 6 am to prepare the array for morning charge. As the sun rose, teammates began to join them in the University of Oklahoma parking lot. By 8, the entire area was buzzing as music...

American Solar Challenge: Day 2

The second day of our cross country journey began with an early morning charge in front of our camp in Ryan, Oklahoma. By 7:30, the entire area was buzzing as the array was pointed toward the sun. Final pre-drive checks were done on blue and...

American Solar Challenge: Day 1

Hello and welcome to our first blog post from the 2014 American Solar Challenge! We’re so excited to be on the road after a long year of work and a successful Formula Sun Grand Prix, so let’s get right into it and talk about the...