Happy “Day 0” of the Year Two Competition! Teams begin arriving in Yuma in just a few short hours to register and check in for the Year Two Competition, which will take place at General Motors Desert Proving Grounds and San Diego, California from May 13-23, 2013.
Tomorrow marks the official start of the 10-day competition, as all teams will begin to unpack their pits and prepare for their safety technical inspection. Teams must pass these inspections, as well as several qualifying vehicle testing events, in order to compete in the dynamic vehicle events this week. The students will then head to San Diego to present to industry and professional judges on their technical, business, and communication activities from this past year.
But before the competition kicks off in the morning, EcoCAR 2 teams will enjoy some fun at tonight’s Welcome Night at Z Fun Factory in Yuma, Arizona. Teams will get a chance to race go-karts, drive bumper boats, and play arcade games. Competition organizers will also present on the proving ground safety procedures, as well as present several pre-competition deliverables to teams.