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PrISUm

No.9

Bridgestone Supporting Teams

USA / PrISUm

Iowa State University

Changing the paradigm of transportation

USA / PrISUm

Iowa State University

Class Cruiser Class
Team Name PrISUm
University Name Iowa State University
Car Name Penumbra
Team
Establishment
1989
BWSC Entry The 1st time
Past results for solar car events Formula Sun Grand Prix
・2015 (1st)

Team SNS / Website

Characteristics of team

PrISUm is a multidisciplinary student organization at Iowa State University, that is changing the paradigm of transportation. Through hard work, dedication, and a willingness to learn, 120 students have designed, constructed, and are about to race the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV).

Team's "ambitions"
for this year's BWSC

PrISUm hopes to change the paradigm of transportation. Historically, many teams from across the globe have created solar cars, but none have truly created a car for the everyday person. Penumbra might not be the fastest, lightest, or most aerodynamic vehicle at the competition, but it is a vehicle that you can go shopping in, go on a date in, and take your family on a vacation. We hope to show the globe that solar cars are the future, and that you do not have to sacrifice creature comforts to drive a solar car.

Message from Bridgestone
to Americas Teams

Bridgestone Americas
Account Specialist
Andrew Carey

Bridgestone Americas has been supporting teams in North America since 2014 and we look forward to continuing this support for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. These students have been very enjoyable to work with, allowing us into their facilities to show us some the amazing work they are doing.

I wish our teams from the U.S.A. and Canada the absolute best. Most of all, I hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable race. These teams deserve to do very well with all of the hard work and time they put into these vehicles.

Bridgestone Americas
Account Specialist
Andrew Carey