Columbia Weather Systems, Inc.

Solar Car Team Utilizes Weather Data

The Univ. of Minn. Solar Vehicle team visited Columbia Weather Systems in Hillsboro, Ore., on the way home from the American Solar Challenge. A Magellan MX500™ Weather Station is mounted on the lead vehicle. Met data is correlated with course info and car data to optimize speed and energy consumption. UMNSVP placed first in the Cruiser Class of Multi-Occupancy Vehicles at the Formula Sun Grand Prix (a track-based qualifier) and second in the ASC.