In underdeveloped or inaccessible parts of the world, human powered vehicles are the only available form of transport. ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle challenge provides the opportunity to demonstrate sound engineering design of developing sustainable and practical transportation.
ASME's HPV competition focuses on designing recumbent bicycles. These machines are capable of speeds up to 70 MPH with no more drive than the rider's legs. To achieve this feat, sophisticated engineering concepts and intricate gearing mechanisms are used in combination with an aerodynamic fairing. The best designs usually consist of two- or three-wheeled "bicycle" design made possible through large corporate-sponsorships from companies like Lockheed Martin and Catrike. They are on display in the Engineering Atrium so go check them out! **This project is reserved mainly for any Mechanical Seniors who are taking their Senior Design courses. HPVC Rules