As part of an exhibition on scientific projects have seven universities in Villa Maria Cordoba, the public’s main attraction is a small car developed by high school students in a school villamariense. The 49 students Ipem Domingo Sarmiento, in conjunction with the Institute of Basic Sciences, National University of Villa Maria developed a car powered by two batteries of 12 volts, supported by a solar energy display.
The small car, the size of those used on golf courses, has a range of six hours and can go up to 25 mph. The engineer Mario Pierantonelli, the UNVM said actually used as a measurement platform to compare the advantages of locomotion to electricity by other means of transport.
After testing this prototype, students work on a Fiat Uno and they won the municipality. The intention is to try to make it work with electricity in the urban circuit and make comparative measurements of actual conditions, said Pierantonelli.
The exhibition, which will tour other cities after Cordoba, participating national universities of Cordoba and Villa Maria, two regional UTN, the Catholic University of Cordoba, Blaise Pascal and the Aeronautical Institute. Besides showcasing projects, the exhibition serves to raise debates, exchanges of experiences and presentations.