[Video] Behind the scenes: the world’s smartest solar car

TU Delft’s number one dream team, the Nuon Solar Team, presented the smartest solar car in the world which it will run in the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa. We made a video about the team’s workplace and asked its Partnerships and PR, Pauline Overes, how it all began.

How did you manage to make the smartest solar car in the world?

Nuna has an intelligent cruise control that consists of three features. One, a radar sees obstacles that, two, the onboard computer responds to. We are trying the car out in the Beekse Bergen zoo to see if it the radar and computer respond when an animal crosses the road. Its third feature is that it  is extremely efficient going up and down hills – and there are a lot of hills in South Africa.