We are the sole team representing Malaysia for the Bridgestone’s World Solar Challenge in 2015 and 2017. We build and race solar car and compete with 42 teams from all over the world. The team consists of students from different faculties and work extremely hard to achieve one goal; to be on the Top 10 finishing team.
consists of undergraduate students from multidisciplinary background such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Applied Sciences. The team is divided into technical and non-technical departments. Below is the breakdown of our team structure.
Youth: Inspire new generation of future engineers to be involved in green and innovative technology.
University: Place Universiti Teknologi MARA in the eyes of Malaysia as one of the leading universities in solar education.
Local Industry: Positively influence the solar industry in Malaysia and help them widen the market of solar technology in South East Asia region.
The first team was established in 2014 and they competed in their first race in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2015. It was a hard task for the team as this is the first solar car being built by the students from Universiti Teknologi MARA. Never did they gave up on their efforts as they finally did finished the first solar car in UiTM called ‘Stingray’.
They cruised effortlessly during the first leg of the journey, but unfortunately struck with a major electrical problem which ultimately causes the battery to catch on fire. The team had quickly patch things up, and hit the road again. As the team spirit rises up again, they were awarded with the ‘David Fewchuck: Spirit of the Event’ award.
After the success of the first team, they’ve decided to continue on the journey for renewable energy by establishing the second generation team. Learning from the mistakes of the first team, the second solar car called ‘Tuah’ was equipped with a more advanced technology complete with wireless telemetry system. Coupled with these advance features, ‘Tuah’ was also equipped with a more reliable and robust safety systems that would shut down the whole car in the first hint of trouble.
Although the car did manage to finish the race without any major problem, the team unfortunately didn’t achieve the goal of being the top 10. But this doesn’t stop the team’s overall goal and thus they’ve decided to continue this amazing journey by establishing the third generation team.
Now, we aim big and working really hard to achieve our ultimate goal; of being the Top 10 in the world. The new team also works harder in terms of non-technical aspects of the racing team to make sure that Malaysia is well aware of our existence and gain support from the whole country!