Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)

Details regarding the HPVC events are continuously updated as information becomes available and confirmed. For registration details and instructions please visit the event page you plan to attend.

HPVC India
Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India
TBD
HPVC India Rules

HPVC East
TBD

HPVC West
TBD

HPVC Latin America
Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
October 15-17, 2015

HPVC Mexico
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
October 5 – 7, 2015



OVERVIEW

Human-powered transport is often the only type available in underdeveloped or inaccessible parts of the world, and if well designed, can be an increasingly viable form of sustainable transportation.

ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives.In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.

 

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

All participants must be current student members of ASME and enrolled as full-time students in an engineering program of study. Any student who was enrolled in an engineering program during the previous semester or quarter, but graduated no earlier than six months prior to the competition date, is eligible to participate. Participation in all HPVC events is not restricted to political boundaries and are open to eligible students globally.

The first stage of the competition involves the preparation of a comprehensive design report. The second part includes a demonstration of a technical innovation included in the design, a speed event (either 100 meter flying start time trial or head-to-head drag race) and a 2.5 hour endurance race held over the course of a weekend. Guidelines and more detailed requirements (including safety measures and tests) can be found in the full competition rules.

 

DATES & LOCATIONS

ASME currently hosts HPVC events each year in the Eastern and Western regions of the United States and several events globally in Latin America and Asia.

 

AWARDS & PRIZES

The following list reflects the minimum prize increments for winners of the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. Additional prizes and/or special award categories may apply, as determined by the ASME HPVC Committee and host institution.

Prizes listed below represent total amounts conferred to winning teams, not to individual team members. Each winning Team Leader will be responsible for claiming his/her team prize following the competition, and is thereby responsible for the distribution of award monies to his/her teammates. Team Contact/Leader will contact ASME staff via e-mail to facilitate the payment process following the HPVC events.

OVERALL AWARD CATEGORY PRIZE
  Overall 1st Place Trophy and cash prize to team
  Overall 2nd Place Trophy and cash prize to team
  Overall 3rd Place Trophy and cash prize to team
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS AWARD CATEGORY PRIZE
DESIGN EVENT 1st Place Trophy and cash prize to team
  2nd and 3rd Place Trophy
MEN'S SPEED EVENT 1st Place Trophy and cash prize to team
  2nd and 3rd Place Trophy
WOMEN'S SPEED EVENT 1st Place Trophy and cash prize to team
  2nd and 3rd Place Trophy
INNOVATION EVENT 1st Place Trophy and cash prize to team
  2nd and 3rd Place Trophy
ENDURANCE EVENT 1st Place Trophy and cash prize to team
  2nd and 3rd Place Trophy

Directions

From Regional Airports

  • Gainesville
  • Jacksonville
  • Orlando
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa

From I-75
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Take I-75 to exit 387, Newberry Road. When you get off of the ramp go east for five miles; eventually Newberry Road becomes University Avenue. (Note: You should pass the Oaks Mall on your right shortly after traveling on Newberry road.) Continue traveling East on University Ave. At the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street take a right. Enter the parking lot at S.W. 2nd Avenue.

From Gainesville Regional Airport

Approximately 30 minutes from UF
Upon leaving the Gainesville Airport, make a right turn onto 39th Avenue (SR 222), heading west. At US 441 (N.W. 13th Street) make a left turn, heading south. Continue South on 13th Street for several miles. As you approach University Avenue, you will see the Holiday Inn on your left, and directly ahead you will see Bryan Hall just off to your right. Come down to the first right turn after University Avenue and enter the parking lot at S.W. 2nd Avenue.

From Jacksonville Airport

“Easy Way” Approximately 2.5 hours from UF
Take I-95 South, toward Jacksonville, to I-295. Exit onto I-10 (Note: If you miss the I-295 exit, follow I-95 to where it intersects with I-10). Take I-10 West (towards Tallahassee) to I-75. Take I-75 to exit 387, Newberry Road. When you get off of the ramp go east for five miles; eventually Newberry Road becomes University Avenue. (Note: You should pass the Oaks Mall on your right shortly after traveling on Newberry road.) Continue traveling East on University Ave. At the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street take a right. Enter the parking lot at S.W. 2nd Avenue.
“Short Route” Approximately 2 hours from UF
Take I-10 only as far as US 301 (it will be one of the early exits) at Baldwin. Head south on 301 to Waldo. CAUTION: Beware of speed traps along 301, especially in Lawtey, Starke, Hampton, and Waldo. At Waldo, take a right onto SR 24 to Gainesville (has big sign for Gainesville). Follow SR 24 to 39th Avenue/SR 222, just past the airport. Turn right (West) onto 39 Avenue heading west. At 13th Street make a left turn heading south until you arrive at S.W. 2nd Avenue and make a right into the parking lot (See – Once on Campus). Or keep straight ahead one more block to the Holiday Inn, which will be on your right.

From Orlando Airport

Approximately 2.5 hours from UF
Follow the directional signs to the Florida Turnpike and ride it until it merges with I-75. Take I-75 to exit 387, Newberry Road. When you get off of the ramp go east for five miles; eventually Newberry Road becomes University Avenue (Note: You should pass the Oaks Mall on your right shortly after traveling on Newberry road.) Continue traveling East on University Ave. At the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street take a right. Enter the parking lot at S.W. 2nd Avenue.

From Tallahassee Airport

Approximately 2.5 hours from UF
Follow the directional signs to I-10. Take I-10 heading east towards Lake City until it meets I-75. Take I-75 to exit 387, Newberry Road. When you get off of the ramp go east for five miles; eventually Newberry Road becomes University Avenue (Note: You should pass the Oaks Mall on your right shortly after traveling on Newberry road.) Continue traveling East on University Ave. At the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street take a right. Enter the parking lot at S.W. 2nd Avenue.

From Tampa Airport

Approximately 2.5 hours from UF
Follow the directional signs to I-275 North. Stay on I-275 North until in merges with I-75. Take I-75 to exit 387, Newberry Road. When you get off of the ramp go east for five miles; eventually Newberry Road becomes University Avenue (Note: You should pass the Oaks Mall on your right shortly after traveling on Newberry road.) Continue traveling East on University Ave. At the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street take a right. Enter the parking lot at S.W. 2nd Avenue.