Cambridge University Eco Racing
- Established top solar car racing team in U.K.
- Improved team’s performance at competitions
- Demonstrated cutting-edge sustainable engineering technologies
- Supported community outreach activities
The Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) team is a group of 60 students at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom who build and race solar-powered vehicles. Since its founding in 2007, CUER has grown to become the top UK developer of solar-powered vehicle technologies and a leading contender to win the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Fulfilling CUER’s mission and developing competitive solar cars required an easy-to-use, yet robust, 3D design platform.
CUER chose SolidWorks® Education Edition design software for designing, prototyping, and manufacturing components for its cars. The team chose SolidWorks because it is easy to use; provides a complete range of design, visualization, and communication capabilities; and enables the team to streamline the development process. By using SolidWorks Education Edition, CUER established the top solar car racing team in the UK, improved the team’s performance at competitions, demonstrated cutting-edge sustainable engineering technologies, and supported its community outreach activities.