Major plane crashes are an essential topic to study. Particular attention is drawn to the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. The plane flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the Provence Alps 40 minutes after takeoff. The cause of the accident was the pilot's suicide. After that, some groups started to work on alternatives to flying transport. The Human Powered Vehicle theme also draws strong attention. There are groups of enthusiasts who create such transportation in underdeveloped regions of the world (for example, India). Indeed, with good design and reliability, human-powered transport can become familiar and more popular worldwide.
Human-powered transport is often the only type available in underdeveloped or inaccessible parts of the world, and if well designed, can be an increasingly viable form of sustainable transportation. ASME's International Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives. In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.
Entry fees for Qualification Round : Rs 2000 per team
Vehicle Registration: Rs 6000 per team
Apart from this, per participant early bird registration fee of rs 1000 or regular registration fee of Rs1200 will have to be submitted separately. However this is applicable only for participants from teams who qualify for the final round.
# HPVC India 2016 Qualification Round results will be out on 15 December 2015
# Registration for HPVC India 2016 will start three hours after the declaration of results of Qualification Round
Design Report Submission
Innovation Report Submission
|October 3rd 2015||Rules Posted|
|November 27th 2015||Qualification Submission Deadline|
|December 15th 2015||Qualification Results Sent|
|December 15th 2015||Registration Opens to Accepted Teams from Qualification|
|January 1st 2016||Vehicle Registration Closes|
|January 15th 2016||Early Bird Registration Closes|
|February 5th 2016||Registration Closes|
|February 18th 2016||Design Reports Submission Deadline|
|March 16th 2016||On Site Registration|
|March 17th 2016||Competition Start Date|
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