The University of British Columbia's Urban Vehicle 730717
The University of British Columbia was one of 64 schools entered in the 1972 Urban Vehicle Design Competition. This urban vehicle was the Grand Award winner at the competition. The vehicle components and design features which led to the design of a well-integrated urban vehicle are discussed. Details of the engine, chassis, body, electronics, and overall coordination of the project are outlined. The vehicle was built by the students themselves, starting with a Fiat 128 engine and drivetrain and natural gas fuel.