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Future of city travel designed in international competition at University of Bradford

15 March 12

Forty-two students have travelled to Bradford from across Europe in order to take part in an innovative engineering competition held at the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design & Technology, that began on Monday 12 March.

The students from eight European universities are being challenged to create a sustainable vehicle of the future with zero emissions over five days. The vehicle must be designed for city use, and be predominantly human powered. The students used their engineering knowledge and creativity to think of additional ways to power their vehicles.

In 2011 the Bradford team won this prestigious design competition, held in Barcelona, Spain, and so are acting as hosts for the 2012 competition. The project is funded by the European Union, and is running for three years in total in different countries across the EU.

Dr. Byron Mason, Lecturer in Automotive Engineering at the University of Bradford said: "We are delighted that the organisers have chosen to host the competition at Bradford this year, it's a real credit to the University and highlights the importance of our work in this area." 

For more information about the Erasmus "Powering the Future with Zero Emission and Human Powered Vehicles" 2012 Intensive Program visit -

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