Formula North 2014
Formula North is a Canadian Formula Student-style competition. The purpose of the competition is to promote the awareness of practical engineering experience and student innovation through creating a competitive Canadian platform for Canadian and International teams alike.
Teams take on the assumption that they are a manufacturer developing a prototype to be evaluated for production and a group of developers are interested in investing in their project. The intended sales market is the non-professional weekend autocrosser. Therefore, the car must have very high performance in terms of its acceleration, braking and handling qualities. The car must be low in cost, easy to maintain and reliable. In addition, the car’s marketability is enhanced by other factors such as aesthetics, comfort and use of common parts. In short, would you, the weekend autocrosser, be interested in purchasing one of these vehicles?
The challenge to the design team is to design and fabricate a prototype that best meets these goals and intents. Over the course of a four day competition, a jury of experts from the motorsport, automotive and supplier industries judge the design, cost and business planning of all the teams to determine the best team and vehicle; in addition the team’s on-track performance scores will demonstrate how well they hold up under real life conditions.
For more information on the events, please go to the official Formula North Website