Transforming Vision into Innovation
The Umicar Infinity took part in the World Solar Challenge of 2007. Two years earlier, the Belgian team completed their first race without any major issues and finished tenth. This was a good start and sparked enthusiasm in the second Solar Team. By using the information and knowledge gained from this experience, the Umicar Infinity brought the performance to a whole new level and finished second in the race in Australia.
In the outback of Australia, the engineers had to be creative with the material they had. They rotated the solar panel at the ideal angle towards the sun. Ladders were used as supporting structures.
Below, we see the Umicar Infinity passing another solar vehicle. This happened multiple times during the most successful race (yet) in Belgian solar car history.
Pure joy was seen when the car crossed the finish line. Winning second place was a strong message towards all other competing teams: the Belgians aim to win the competition and we have the skills to do so!