‘Good Vibrations’, a team of Pembroke entrepreneurs have won a global engineering challenge with their device to guage vehicle loads for safe disaster relief. The Institute of Engineering and Technology Global Challenge encourages young engineers to develop solutions for real-world challenges. This year the challenge was to develop an on-board device to enable drivers to visually identify whether their vehicle is safely loaded. NGOs and disaster relief organisations often work off-road, and there can be serious consequences from overloaded vehicles. The winning entry is named ‘Weigh2Go’ and analyses the vibrational response of the car to a known input force.
The students involved were Siddharth Gupta (2014), Joshua de Gromoboy (2014), and Gwilym Rowbottom (2014). All students are in their fourth year of undergraduate engineering.
Read more about the challenge, and the team, here.
The team were interviewed by That’s Cambridge TV, below: