Team F’s final AEV design focused on low mass and being as energy efficient as possible. Our approach to this AEV consisted of using the least amount of materials. Originally our design included reflectance sensors to have the most precise distance travelled and allow the AEV to save power, but we found that the reflectance sensors we were given were unreliable and inconsistent. Thus, we looked to create the perfect code using time and distance with the help of a servo motor that allowed the AEV to break suddenly and consistently. This proves that our AEV can compete with the best and is the best.
With the preliminary and final performance tests, Team F’s AEV scored the highest in terms of energy efficiency and by huge margins compared to other groups with the average of 226.38 Joules. The AEV also scored within the to top 10 groups at 45 seconds which was 2 seconds under the average 47.82 seconds. The final run time took only 45 seconds, to transport passengers from Linden, to Easton, and back, using a minimal 166.2 J to complete this task. The data is provided for reference.
The AEV costs $157,810 at about $1,000 less than the average. Overall, Team F’s AEV is rated at the top and one of the best in terms of testing, energy consumption and travel time.
People will soon be able to travel at a cheap price because the AEV is cheap to build and consumes the least amount of energy and travels at an excellent time. The design may not be unique but it is minimalistic and provides the necessities in order to get people from Linden to Easton and back.