Last month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) invited various University Formula SAE and Baja SAE teams to test their vehicles at the Chelsea Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan and interact with engineers and other teams.
The Formula SAE series competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop, and compete with small, formula-style vehicles. The competitions give teams the chance to demonstrate and prove both their creativity and engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities around the world.
In Baja SAE, engineering students are tasked with designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicle that is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle that serves a recreational user market. The students must function as a team to design, engineer, build, test, promote, and compete with a vehicle within the limits of the rules.
The weekend event included tech inspections, brake testing, dynamic events, and endurance and autocross courses around the Chelsea Proving Grounds.
If you are interested in learning more about the Formula SAE teams you can click HERE.
Or if you are interested in learning more about the Baja SAE teams, you can click HERE.