About the Team
UMSAE Polar Bear Racing Electric is the youngest team of the UMSAE organization. Polar Bear Racing designs an open wheel electric formula style race car each school year to compete in internationally renowned competitions around the world hosted by SAE International and it's associates. This provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and take their skills to the next level. The unique challenges of designing an electric vehicle require the skills of a variety of engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical and computer engineering.
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The Faculty Advisor is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He or she is responsible for consulting with Executive Committee Officers on all matters pertaining to SAE International, branch policies and the Faculty of Engineering as required.
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The SAE Competition has two seperate areas where points are available. Here is some information about these two areas.
The Acceleration even evaluates the car's ability to accelerate in a straight line. A 75 meter long straight track is used.
The Skid-Pad measures the cornering ability of each vehicle on a flat surface in a constant radius turn.
The Autocross event tests each car's ability to manoeuvrer and handle on a tight 1 kilometer long course.
The Endurance heat is a 22 km closed course event designed to evaluate the overall performance and durability.
This inspection determines that the prototype vehicle meets the competition rules and requirements.
A comprehensive cost report detailing all incurred costs in producing the designed vehicle is submitted to the prior to the competition and is reviewed by a panel of judges.
The objective of the engineering design event is to evaluate the engineering effort that went into the design of the vehicle and how the engineering meets the intent of the market, as detailed by the rulebook.
The objective of the presentation event is to evaluate the team’s ability to develop and deliver a comprehensive business case that will convince the executives of a corporation that the team’s design best meets the demands of the amateur, weekend competition market.