Powering Up a Baja Vehicle

April 6, 2021

The current vehicle used by the University of Arizona Baja Racing Team is propelled by a mechanical continuously variable transmission, or CVT. Team 21025 is developing an electronic CVT to improve performance of the vehicle.

"It's both literally and figuratively a lot of different parts," said team lead Emily Bauer, a mechanical engineering major. "We're taking a lot of different concepts we learn in class, like centrifugal force and centripetal force and acceleration, and applying them."

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