I simply stumbled upon this article. This one is world’s first wind powered vehicles race. How nice the time will be when we will not only watch wind-powered vehicles’ race but will be able to drive sleek designed wind-powered vehicles. Just imagine children waiting for their school bus will not be inhaling polluted air into their lungs. The alarming asthma rate in children would be down. We will show our wind-powered vehicles proudly to friends and family and not feeling the pangs of guilt that is the hallmark of a sentient citizen.
Wish our broadcast media can create a sensation out of this event and show its “REAL” creativity in the field of journalism. At least they can show this wind-powered vehicle on their 24×7 news channels. At least some of the young lads, dying at the DND highway while racing dangerously and trying to outsmart one another, might be inspired enough to create something like this air-powered vehicle.
The Aeolus Race will be run in Den Helder, a sea port in the Netherlands, on August 23, 2008. Six European teams will participate to this competition with wind-powered vehicles (WPVs). The track is a 5.3 kilometers seawall on the boundary between land and the sea. The students’ team at the University of Stuttgart is ready to race the wind and will show its Ventomobile during a presentation at the University campus in Vaihingen on August 12, 2008. Of course, as the Aeolus Race is a competition, awards will be given by the organizers. And while it’s logical that awards are given to the fastest team or for the best design, an unusual one will be granted for ‘bad luck.’