U team places fourth at World Solar Rally
University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) team finished fourth this week at the 2006 World Solar Rally in Taiwan. The team from Ashiya University in Japan, took first place in the three-day rally, followed by Taiwan's National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences team and the Southern Taiwan University of Technology team, respectively. Borealis III, the University's seventh-generation solar car, made continual progress throughout the race, starting day one in 8th place, day two in 6th place, and day three in 5th place. Participants learned a great deal about their vehicle and also learned how to interact globally with other engineers.