1973-02-01

The University of Michigan Urban Vehicle 730512

The design and construction of a Wankel-powered, rear-engine, rear-drive urban vehicle was undertaken by students in the engineering and industrial design curriculums at The University of Michigan. The goal of this group was to submit a competitive entry to the Urban Vehicle Design Competition conducted in August 1972, and hopefully to provide some fresh solutions to the problems of urban transportation. Constraints set by the UVDC Committee as well as proposed federal emission and safety standards were considered as governing parameters in the design process.
This report describes some of the many features of the University of Michigan entry and includes a discussion of the primary merits of the project.

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