Title

Electric Vehicle Seating System

Presenter Information

Ryan Huber

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Electrathon, Seat, Harness

Abstract

A few years ago, the MET department started constructing an electric vehicle. The problem was that this electric vehicle was unfinished and required a seat and racing harness. I took this opportunity to help finish the electric vehicle last fall for my senior project. This project was divided up into three phases; planning in the fall, construction in the winter and testing in the spring. A go-kart seat was incorporated into the existing frame. A five-point racing harness was attached as well. The seating system meets all regulations as outlined in the Electrathon Handbook. The seat and harness will be tested a variety of ways. The most important test will be actually driving the vehicle and getting a feel for how the seating system supports the driver. The finished vehicle will hopefully be entered in an Electrathon race as well. The testing will be finished and included in this project by the time SOURCE takes place May 15.

Poster Number

1

Faculty Mentor(s)

Pringle, Charles

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Electric Vehicle Seating System

SURC Ballroom C/D

A few years ago, the MET department started constructing an electric vehicle. The problem was that this electric vehicle was unfinished and required a seat and racing harness. I took this opportunity to help finish the electric vehicle last fall for my senior project. This project was divided up into three phases; planning in the fall, construction in the winter and testing in the spring. A go-kart seat was incorporated into the existing frame. A five-point racing harness was attached as well. The seating system meets all regulations as outlined in the Electrathon Handbook. The seat and harness will be tested a variety of ways. The most important test will be actually driving the vehicle and getting a feel for how the seating system supports the driver. The finished vehicle will hopefully be entered in an Electrathon race as well. The testing will be finished and included in this project by the time SOURCE takes place May 15.