Our most recent HPV that we have created. He
has achieved speeds of over 30 mph!!!
The team took 2nd place overall along
second in the male sprints, third in the
second in design, and second in endurance.
What are HPVs?
Powered Vehicles (HPVs) are
aerodynamic, highly engineered vehicles that may be for use on land, in
the water or the air. Some land-based HPVs have achieved speeds of
over 60 mph. Every year, the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME) sponsors a national
HPV competition in which the vehicles are judged on design, safety and
performance. The ultimate goal of the contest is to find a design that
can be used for everyday activities ranging from commuting to and from
work to going to the grocery store. Senior engineering students can use
this competition for their capstone project and with their efforts
design and construct a fast, sleek, and safe vehicle capable of road
Who can join the club?
only engineering students are allowed to ride the HPV at ASME's annual
competition, anyone is welcome to join the club and help build, design,
and ride a HPV. No previous riding or building experience is necessary.
How can I learn more about the club?
hold short informational meetings every Thursday on the grassy hill in front of
Engineering IV (Building 192). This is a good chance to check out the
club and learn about what we do. In
addition, you can look for us at club showcase events, such as the WOW
club fair and Cal Poly Open House weekend.