Heading south from Katherine to Daly Waters, Nuon has regained the lead (it’s the World Solar Challenge; anything can happen). Cars 49 (Siam Tech) and 53 (Mississippi Choctaw) seem to have broken GPS units, but the Mississippi Choctaw kids arrived in Katherine at 14:36:30.
The map above (click to zoom) shows GPS positions extrapolated using GPS time lag and the average speed since the start of the race (i.e. it’s a best guess for the true position of the car at the indicated time). The table below shows team numbers, raw road distance from Darwin (calculated using a route provided by Sasha Zbrozek), average speed, extrapolated road distance, class (or number of seats for Cruiser class), team name, and team social media links. For a live map of raw GPS data, see the official tracker.
|3||523.8 km||82.2 kph||525.6 km||C||Nuon – photo|
|10||518 km||81.3 kph||519.9 km||C||Tokai – photo|
|15||519.2 km||81.2 kph||519.5 km||C||WSU – photo|
|2||500.1 km||78.3 kph||500.6 km||C||Michigan – video|
|8||495.4 km||77.7 kph||497.3 km||C||Punch – photo|
|21||492 km||77.1 kph||493.1 km||C||Twente – repairs|
|88||485.9 km||76 kph||485.9 km||C||Kogakuin|
|16||466.4 km||74.3 kph||475.3 km||C||Stanford|
|25||462.5 km||72.7 kph||465.3 km||C||Nagoya – photo|
|77||429.1 km||67.1 kph||429.5 km||C||Blue Sky|
|46||423.5 km||67 kph||428.6 km||C||JU|
|40||418.1 km||65.5 kph||419 km||5||Eindhoven – video|
|4||398.5 km||62.4 kph||399.1 km||C||Antakari|
|37||390.3 km||61.3 kph||392.3 km||C||Goko|
|38||388.9 km||60.8 kph||389.2 km||C||NWU – photo|
|70||386.2 km||60.4 kph||386.3 km||C||Aachen|
|95||374.2 km||58.6 kph||374.7 km||2||Apollo|
|32||373 km||58.5 kph||374.2 km||C||Principia|
|75||372.8 km||58.4 kph||373.5 km||4||Sunswift – repairs|
|94||371.5 km||58.2 kph||372.1 km||2||Minnesota|
|30||366.8 km||57.5 kph||367.5 km||2||Arrow – photo|
|11||361.1 km||56.5 kph||361.5 km||4||Bochum|
|35||360.5 km||56.4 kph||360.8 km||2||HK IVE|
|9||349.8 km||54.7 kph||350.1 km||4||PrISUm|
|45||346.7 km||54.3 kph||347.3 km||5||Lodz|
|5||332.7 km||53.4 kph||341.4 km||2||Singapore|
|82||325.7 km||51.2 kph||327.7 km||C||KUST|
|43||322.7 km||48 kph||322.7 km||C||ANU|
|71||322.7 km||49.3 kph||322.7 km||C||ITU|
|42||316.5 km||46.3 kph||319.3 km||2||TAFE SA – video|
|20||297.9 km||43.4 kph||299.3 km||C||Durham – video|
|22||277.8 km||43.3 kph||298.3 km||C||MDH|
|18||285.1 km||41.5 kph||286.3 km||C||EcoPhoton – video|
|52||240.9 km||35 kph||241.7 km||A||Illini|
|7||207.4 km||33 kph||227.8 km||C||Adelaide|
|28||205.8 km||30.8 kph||212.2 km||C||KNUT|
Hi Tony – ref Cruiser cars, is there any way of knowing how many occupants in each car and do they change occupant numbers on each leg?
It’s on the WSC website, and I will do a dataviz of that soon.
Nuon had a facebook live session at the control stop showing protocol of getting out of the cars. WSU and Tokai losing some serious time with getting out of their car and registering at the time desk. Tokai taking at least 5 mintues after pulling in. Insane.
compared to Nuon?
Sorry, I missed that.
Its worth a watch. Delft mentions it took Tokai 5 minutes, which was 5 times longer than them (so I assume it took their driver 1 minute and Tokai 5 Minutes). The video also shows Tokai cranking method to tilt the array, but it takes such a long time. Other interesting details from this clip:
-Delft arent using aerotape cause it takes too long to put on and remove, Tokai, WSU and Punch are. Not sure about rest
-WSU ended up pushing their car, and the driver was standing while driving the car. Will be suprised if this does not end up with penalty.