The main strength of division L’s AEV is consistency and durability. As seen in the plot below, the AEV is able to accomplish the final run objectives with remarkable consistency and accuracy over 3 consecutive trials, with almost negligible differences in AEV stopping location and distance across the three trials.
Figure 1: Power vs. Distance plot
This consistency is ideal for consumers who seek a vehicle that will regularly meet its expectations regarding stopping location and relative distance traveled. Both of those qualities are vital in an intercity transport system, especially for poorer communities like Linden, where private vehicles come at a premium. The assurance that such an AEV would impart to a safe return back to the community would encourage the less fortunate citizens of Linden to take advantage of the opportunities surrounding their community.
The lack of fines accrued by the team’s design is also another beneficial trait. The team’s AEV will deliver its peak performance at a safe and smooth speed every time. The simple design reduces the risks of accidents, and the relative smooth travel ensures that no sudden speed changes will harm potential passengers of the vehicle during acceleration, top-speed travel, and braking.
The simple design also means that labor costs for a new AEV would be relatively low. While the energy costs and time of travel are relatively high, the team believes that the significant increases can be corrected with a potential motor replacement within the prototype AEV design. Further testing can also be conducted on the type of acceleration and code to use in the AEV to reduce energy and time costs even more. Beyond those issues, division L’s AEV is a highly-accurate and reliable vehicle worth the investment to patient investors who understand the currently-locked potential within the design.