U of T Human Powered Vehicle Design Team
HPVDT is an engineering student design team that builds human powered vehicles. For the past several years, their focus has been on building vehicles for two annual events. The first is a collegiate event that is sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, where the emphasis is on manouverability and practicality. At the latest ASME competition at Michigan State University, U of T placed second overall, and won all of the racing events. The second event is the World Human Powered Speed Challenge, where every September teams gather from around the world in a straight strip of road in the Nevada desert to set the human powered land speed record. We will bring our recent bikes from both ASME and WHPSC, and will discuss some of the very different design choices that were made in developing these vehicles.