Team H2politO

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Prototype Idra09 at Shell Eco-marathon 2009, Lausitz

H2PolitO – molecole da corsa is a team of students from Italy’s Politecnico di Torino (Italy) that design, assemble and test low consumption vehicles. Team members, working towards various degrees including engineering and architecture, have conceived and built IDRA, a hydrogen-powered car prototype, as well as XAM and XAM 2.0, ethanol-powered parallel hybrid concept cars. The H2politO team participates in competitions for vehicles that use alternative energy sources. It is composed of students from Italy and abroad that they study at the Politecnico di Torino, its members aim to further their engineering skills by applying theory to practical applications, seeking innovative approaches to learning for their future careers.

History[edit]

The idea for H2politO began in 2007 as a student initiative to build an alternative energy vehicle based on hydrogen propulsion. Massimiliana Carello, an Assistant Professor at the Politecnico, was appointed faculty advisor to monitor the team’s activities and support the technological and educational aspects of the project.
Dean Francesco Profumo then approved the project and the first H2politO team created in 2007 it was composed of 15 students who designed, assembled and tested the first prototype.
Within the team, students have assigned precise roles, tasks and responsibilities as if they worked for a vehicle company.
Students are also in charge of the organizational and decision-making aspects of the project. A group of professors at the university and company experts now advise H2politO, forming a steering committee that monitors team activities and serving as thesis supervisors for student experiments. The Politecnico di Torino is the first Italian university to officially recognize a project of this kind.
H2politO has experienced a number of successes. Its IDRA08 hydrogen propulsion vehicle participates in the Shell Eco-marathon and the Formula Electric & Hybrid Italy competitions. In 2008, the IDRA08 was named the Politecnico di Torino’s Project of the Year.
The Politecnico is the main backer of H2politO’s finances and facilities, providing laboratories and equipment to assemble and test prototypes.
Several major companies are involved as sponsors, forming technical partnerships between students and firms to develop vehicles and, in some cases, financially contributing to the project. The headquarters and laboratory for H2politO are within the Politecnico’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (address: Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Turin, Italy).

Vehicles[edit]

IDRA08[edit]

Category Hydrogen vehicle Braking system Disc brakes with hydraulic circuits separated between front and rear
Mass 65 kg Transmission Chain transmission
Tank Hydrogen cylinder stocked at 200 bar Steering System kinematic mechanism acting on front wheels
Body Carbon fiber with carrying aerodynamics Length 3000 mm
Frame Framework of welded steel tubes 25 CrMo4 Width 800 mm
Propulsion Hydrogen Fuel Cells combined with a high efficiency electric engine motor Height 650 mm

IDRA09[edit]

Category Hydrogen vehicle Braking system Disc brakes with hydraulic circuits separated between front and rear
Mass 44 kg Transmission Chain transmission
Tank Hydrogen cylinder at 200 bar Steering System kinematic mechanism acting on front wheels
Body Carbon fiber self-supporting body Length 3000 mm
Seat 1 Width 800 mm
Propulsion Hydrogen Fuel Cells combined with one high efficiency brushed electric motor Height 600 mm

IDRA10[edit]

Category Hydrogen vehicle Braking system Disc brakes with hydraulic circuits separated between front and rear
Mass 40 kg Transmission Direct engaging
Tank Hydrogen cylinder at 200 bar Steering System kinematic mechanism acting on front wheels
Body Carbon fiber Self-supporting body Length 3000 mm
Seat 1 Width 750 mm
Propulsion Hydrogen Fuel Cells combined with two high efficiency brushed electric motors Height 600 mm
Prototype idra11 at Shell Eco-marathon 2011, Lausitz

IDRA11[edit]

Category hydrogen propelled vehicle Braking system disc brakes;separated hydraulic circuits
Mass 38 kg Transmission direct engaging
Tank Hydrogen cylinder at 200 bar Steering System kinematic mechanism acting on front wheels
Body Carbon fiber self-supporting body Length 3000 mm
Seat 1 Width 750 mm
Propulsion Hydrogen Fuel Cells combined with one high efficiency brushed electric motor Height 600 mm
Max speed 35 km/h Consumption 2344 km/l
Power 1 kW

IDRApegasus[edit]

Category Hydrogen vehicle Braking system Disc brakes;separated hydraulic circuits
Mass 33 kg Transmission Chain transmission
Tank Hydrogen cylinder stocked at 200 bar Steering System Rear wheel
Body Carbon fiber self-supporting body Length 2900 mm
Seat 1 Width 520 mm
Propulsion Hydrogen Fuel Cells combined with one high efficiency brushed electric motor Height 645 mm
Urban Concept XAM at Shell Eco-marathon 2011, Lausitz

XAM[edit]

Category Parallel hybrid gasoline vehicle Brake Disc
Mass 193 kg Steering rack and pinion
Max speed 38 km/h Suspensions double wishbone
Power 2 kW Safety systems belts, crash-box
Consumption 100 km/l Height 1300 mm
Emission 26 g CO2/km Wheelbase 1900 mm
Layout rear mid-engine Width 1220mm
Chassis Alluminium Length 2700mm
Rims 16" Seats 2


XAM 2.0[edit]

Category Heavy Quadricicle (L7e) Vehicle type Prototype with Trial Plate
Classification E-REV (Extended Range Electric Vehicle) Energy Supply Electric + E85 (II generation Bio-Ethanol)
Max speed 80 km/h (electronical limited) Emissions 27g/CO2
Propulsion IPM Electric Brushless Motor Range Extender 170 cc Wankel + SPM Electric Motor
Batteries Li-Po 6,8 kWh Batteries Mass 60 kg
Tank 17 L Chassis alluminum
Body composite material Braking System Hydraulic separate disc brakes
Transmission Mechanical sigle drive + reverse Steering system front wheels; pinion and rack
Rims and Tyres 16" and 95/80 R16 Seats 2
Lightning LED + Bi-Xenon Curb Mass 410 kg
Total Mass 600 kg Nominal Power 15 kW
Wheel Torque 300 Nm Acceleration Time 0-50 km/h: 5 s
Autonomy 70 km (Full Electric) 600 km (Range Extender) Recharging Time 220 V Recharging Time 220 V 6 hours
Wheelbase 1900 mm Ground Clearance 100 mm
Trunk 30 L Length 2880 mm
Width 1300 mm Height 1280 mm

Results[edit]

2008[edit]

Prototype Idra08 at Formula EHI, Rome

The Team and IDRA08 (2008 version of the vehicle) participated in the Shell Eco-marathon 2008, held in Nogaro (France) and obtained the following results:

IDRA08[edit]

  • Covered 940 km/l gasoline equivalent

-2,215.72 mpg-US (0.106157 L/100 km; 2,660.97 mpg-imp)

  • Recognized as the best novice team
  • Recognized as the best Italian team

The Team also took part in the Italian competition Formula EHI 2008 (Formula Electric & Hybrid Italy), held in Orbassano and organized by the Automotive Technical Association – ATA (Turin). The Team obtained the following result:

  • Third prize in Category 2[1]

2009[edit]

In 2009 the Team participated in the European 2009 edition of Shell Eco-marathon, at the Eurospeedway in Lausitz (Germany) with the following results:

IDRA09[edit]

  • Covered 1538 km/l gasoline equivalent[2] – 3,617.6 mpg-US (0.065020 L/100 km; 4,344.6 mpg-imp)
  • First prize Marketing & Communication Award[3]
  • Special mention for "Design Award"

The team also took part in the Formula EHI 2009[4] , hosted by the Research Center ENEA (Rome), and obtained the following result:

  • Third prize in Category 2

In April 2009 the Team sent three of its members to witness the SEM 09 USA competition.[5]

In October 2009, the Team H2politO won the first prize in the category "Creativity, Research and Composites" at the Compotec fair,[6] in Marina di Carrara, Italy.

2010[edit]

In 2010 the Team participated in the European 2010 edition of Shell Eco-marathon, at the Eurospeedway in Lausitz (Germany) with the following results:

IDRA10[edit]

  • Covered 1148 km/l gasoline equivalent[7] – 2,700.3 mpg-US (0.08711 L/100 km; 3,242.9 mpg-imp)
  • First prize Marketing & Communication Award[8]
  • First prize in Design Award[9]

In 2010 The Team started developing an innovative Urban Concept to run the European 2011 edition of the Shell Eco-marathon

2011[edit]

In 2011 the Team participated in the European 2011 edition of Shell Eco-marathon, at the Eurospeedway in Lausitz (Germany) with the following results:

IDRA[edit]

  • Covered 2344 km/l gasoline equivalent – 5,513.4 mpg-US (0.042662 L/100 km; 6,621.3 mpg-imp)

XAM[edit]

  • Covered 100 km/l
  • First prize in Design Award[10]

2012[edit]

In 2012 the Team participated at the SHELL ECO-MARATHON in Rotterdam (Netherland) with the following results:

IDRApegasus[edit]

  • Covered 3023 km/L gasoline equivalent

XAM[edit]

  • Covered 110 km/L

The Team won the First prize "Communication Award"

It also participated at the 2012 FUTURE CAR CHALLENGE Londra (England) with the following result:

XAM 2.0[edit]

  • Best Extended Range Vehicle Prototype Award
  • Covered 100 km from Brighton to London with this consumption:
  • Covered 55 Wh/Km in modality full electric
  • Covered 140 Wh/Km in modality hybrid


2013[edit]

In 2013 the Team participated at the SHELL ECO-MARATHON Rotterdam (Netherland) with the following result:

IDRApegasus[edit]

  • Covered 2918 km/L gasoline equivalent 325,4 km/kW


Events and awards[edit]

2008[edit]

  • Presence at “IAA Commercial Vehicles Show” Hannover (Germany) from 26th September 2008 to 1st October 2008.
  • Exposition at GM powertrain Europe headquarter in the presence of U.S.A. ambassador Roland Spogli, VP GM Powertrain Mike Arcamone and to the Rector of the Politecnico di Torino, 7th October 2008.
  • Exposition at I3P (Politecnico di Torino’s enterprise incubator), 13th October 2008.
  • Motorsport Expo-tech (Modena - Italy), 16th and 17th October 2008.
  • Exhibition at Automotive Museum of Torino in the occasion of “DREAM – The car of the future” from 5th November 2008 to 20th December 2008.

2009[edit]

  • Participation in the conference "Ingegneria al femminile" in the presence of Senator Rita Levi Montalcini and the President of Regione Piemonte, Mercedes Bresso - Polytechnic, March 3, 2009.
  • Exhibition at MOBILITYAMOCI, an international congress on sustainable mobility organized by the Province of Torino, 25th and 26th February 2009.
  • Evento Y-Group Presentation to institutions, companies, teachers and students - Cuneo, April 2, 2009
  • "Affidabilità e Tecnologie" Event on the global technology landscape at the "Lingotto Fiere" - Torino 7-8 April 2009.
  • "Giornate dell'Orientamento al Politecnico di Torino" 20-21 April 2009.
  • “Career Day” Politecnico di Torino meet the companies - Turin, April 23, 2009
  • “Forum della Pubblica Amministrazione”– meeting with Minister of Youth Mrs Giorgia Meloni, Rome 11, 12, 13, May 14, 2009.
  • “TOSM” National Fair of ITC – Torino Lingotto 26 – 29 May 2009.
  • “Recruitment Day” IDRA runs in the corridors of the Polytechnic, presentation to students - Politecnico, 4 Giugno 2009.
  • “RIGENERGIA” Exhibition of eco-efficiency, Aosta 4 to 5 June 2009.
  • International Conference Hybrid, electric and full-cell propulsion system “IDRA and the Team H2politO: low consumption vehicle and an innovative educational project” - Turin, June 17, 2009.
  • Participation at the event "IDRA a Mondovì" in collaboration with Y-Group - Mondovi, July 22, 2009.
  • Presentation to James E. Smith, SAE General President - Torino, 9 September 2009.
  • Participation at the Formula One Grand Prix at Monza in the stand of the Lombardy Region - Monza, 10-13 September 2009.
  • Notte dei Ricercatori, stand in Piazza Vittorio Veneto Turin. The team has brought people close to IDRA - Turin, September 25, 2009.
  • Formula EHI, race and national review of electric and hybrid vehicles - ENEA Casaccia, Rome, 7 to 9 October 2009.
  • Formula Zero – BIENNALE della ECO-EFFICIENZA, presence at the opening ceremony of the event and with the two IDRA as a "forerunner" of the race - Torino Esposizioni, 10-11 October 2009.
  • Fair COMPOTEC, national exhibition on composite materials. The team was present with both cars and won the COMPOTEC AWARD, Marina di Massa - 19-23 October 2009.
  • Gustatus, guests at the ACI booth at Salone del Gusto in Orbetello, the team involved the Minister of Transport Mr Altero Matteroli and the driver Jean Alesi and presented the reality of the Team H2politO and Politecnico di Torino - October 28-November 1, 2009.
  • Attended the opening of the exhibition "Effetto Europa -Vent'anni di Fondi Europei per lo Sviluppo del Piemonte" Palace of the Regional Council in Piazza Castello, the Team met with President Mercedes Bresso and assessor Dr. Bairati Andrea - Torino, November 6, 2009.
  • Attended the opening of the academic year 2009-2010 and the celebrations of the sesquicentennial of the Polytechnic, in the presence of Eng. John Elkan and Rector Francesco Profumo and assesor Dr. Bairati Andrea - Torino, November 11, 2009.
  • Attended the "Youth Forum Jeunesse", IDRA was piloted by the Youth Minister Giorgia Meloni and the Team has received the congratulations of the Region President Professor Mercedes Bresso, the Mayor of Turin Sergio Chiamparino, youth councilor Martin Levi, the Eurodeputato Rita Borsellino and of Rector Francesco Profumo - Turin, November 13, 2009.
  • Co-organizers of the first Party "AperiCento50" held within the walls of the Polytechnic, opened to all students to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the university - Turin, November 13, 2009.
  • Guests at ACI stand at the Bologna Motorshow 2009 - Bologna, 4-8 December 2009.

2010[edit]

  • Automotoretrò, guests at the Assomotoracing stand, Torino 12-14 February 2010.
  • H2politO meets the Minister Claudio Scajola - March 22, 2010: during the Orientation Days at the Politecnico di Torino, Team H2politO met Claudio Scajola, Minister for Economic Development.
  • H2politO at the event “Affidabilità e Tecnologie” – April 15, 2010: H2politO was not only present but showed his project with the presentation: IDRA and Team H2politO - hydrogen car, a challenge for the Eco-Racing.
  • "Giorni delle Rinnovabili" – April 16, 2010: The team tells his story to young students through the presentation "IDRA and Team H2politO: hydrogen, and the challenge of the new generation of engineers".
  • H2politO @ Ecomobility 2010 – April 17, 2010: The team is present at the event Ecomobility 2010 (Montecatini Terme, PT). The topics discussed at the convention "Scegli rinnovabile" are more relevant than ever: the environment, energy, resources, global development, equitable, ethical, sustainable ... all topics very close to H2politO Team!
  • IDRA @ Hannover Messe 2010 – April 17, 2010: IDRA has faced his first trip "alone" to reach Hannover. IDRA will be present at Hannover Messe as an example of Italian Project on Sustainable Mobility.
  • "Voler bene all'Italia" – May 9, 2010: On the occasion of the national campaign of Legambiente "Voler bene all'Italia" Team H2politO presented his project in Cantalupa (TO).
  • Meeting with councillor Giordano – May 19, 2010: Team H2politO met Massimo Giordano, the Executive Councillor for Economic Development, Research and Innovation in Piedmont together with the Rector Francesco Profumo.
  • Festa delle mamme che lavorano – May 21, 2010: The Politecnico di Torino adheres to the feast "Festa delle mamme che lavorano", sponsored by CorrierEconomia of Corriere della Sera and La Stampa Tuttosoldi&Lavoro. Another good opportunity for the Team H2politO to appear in public!
  • IDRA @ Motor Fest – May 22, 2010: It opened today, the fourth edition of Motor Fest at the Oval Lingotto. Among the exhibition of professional freestyler, dozens of vehicles between two and four wheels of the most important international maker there are also IDRA10 and IDRA08.
  • Autodromo di Monza, Aria Nuova – May 27, 2010: Team H2politO is on the Monza circuit to participate in the International Formula ATA at New Air, in which event we will discuss sustainable and environmentally-friendly mobility.
  • Satellite event of ESOF 2010 – July 3, 2010: As part of the 6th Convegno Donne e Scienza "La creatività delle donne come elemento di innovazione in ricerca e impresa" our Faculty Advisor Massimiliana Carello will present "The team H2politO and Hydra: a model of interdisciplinarity, creativity and innovation".
  • Future Campus – July 7, 2010: On the occasion of International Youth Exchange, as part of "2010 Torino Capitale Europea dei Giovani", organized by the International Exchange office of Turin in collaboration with ESOF, the guys of Team H2politO presented their project during the workshop "Giovani e Scienza".
  • Notte dei Ricercatori – September 24, 2010: The Team this year attended the event "Notte die Ricercatori" which was held in Piazza Castello, Torino.
  • IDRA10 at the Environment Park – October 5, 2010: “Solid State Hydrogen Storage: status, perspectives and industrial application”. IDRA10 attended the conference which was held at the Environment Park of Turin: we were able to show participants the vehicle in motion.
  • 27° BIMU Biennale Macchine Utensili Milano – October 5-9, 2010: IDRA08 is displayed with pride at the stand of Hexagon Metrology S.p.A.. company leader in the measuring instruments field, new partner of the Team H2politO.
  • Event “IN-Strada sulla sicurezza stradale” – October 10, 2010: IDRA10 has got the opportunity to run in Via Roma in Torino!
  • Motor Sport ExpoTech – October 13-14, 2010: Motor Sport ExpoTech at ModenaFiere - trade show dedicated to materials, technologies, products and services related to competitive motorsports will return to ModenaFiere. Andrea Airale has presented: "IDRA: a carbon fiber single-seat for low emission competition", showing all the technical details for both design and production drawing attention of all the participants.
  • The Team meets Horacio Pagani – October 14, 2010: The team have met at the Motor Sport Expotech Horacio Pagani, one of the most famous Argentine, owner and founder of the well known car maker Pagani. Horacio, interested by the work of the Team, has stopped to chat observing IDRA and has dispensed useful advice.
  • Meeting with Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission – October 26, 2010: The Team H2politO today have met Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission.
  • Politecnico at AMMA - October 26, 2010: The Team was present with both his vehicle at AMMA (Aziende Meccaniche Meccatroniche Associate), during an event used to show all the research projects done by Turin's Politecnico. Eng. Carello held a seminar to show off the history and the success of the Team H2politO.
  • Autodesk Digital Prototyping Forum, Modena - November 4, 2010: The Team have taken part in the most important Italian Autodesk event of the year, dedicated to professionals and firms of the manufacturing field: our project has been used as an example of the results achievable using software developed by Autodesk, what a gratification!
  • The Team meets GM Powertrain Europe Executive Director - November 10, 2010: The guys of the Team were able to show IDRA10 and future development plans to the Executive Director of GM - Europe Engineering Powertrain, Uwe Grebe. The day ended with a visit and a dynamic demonstration of the car, driven by Juana, in front of the Lecture Hall.
  • The Team meets the SAE representative visiting Turin - November 10, 2010: The team met with the Eng. Iyer Murli, Global Development Manager SAE. Eng. Murli was listening carefully and with strong interest to the explanation of the technical developments made to IDRA10: students were happy and pleased to receive compliments from a person of such a great experience.
  • The Team meets the councillor Cirio - November 10, 2010: The guys of the team met with the Councillor of Education, Sport and Tourism of the Piedmont Region presenting our two prototypes, IDRA08 and IDRA10: finally, students receive a new gratification due to the interest of the institutions towards the project!
  • IPSIA Zerboni and IDRA - November 17, 2010: Students of the Institute Zerboni, accompanied by Professor Zenani, came to see IDRA at the Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering which is where the team is housed. Roberto Badoglio, Team Leader, introduced students to the work of the team and the experience of IDRA10. Students have followed with interest and attention the explanation and the demonstration of use of a hydrogen fuel cell.
  • Students of Nihon Automobile College (Japan) visit the team and IDRA10 - November 19, 2010: The students of the prestigious Japanese NATS, came to visit our Mechanics Laboratory. Roberto Badoglio introduced students to the details of operation and technical evolutions of IDRA10: students were fascinated and interested by the history of the team and IDRA.
  • ECO-Life, Biella - November 20, 2010: The Team participated at the event ECO-Life, held at the exhibition center in Biella. ECO-Life is an exhibition on alternative and renewable energy technologies, heating and energy saving and environmental protection. Mattia Belloca presented: "IDRA10 the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle built by Team H2politO".
  • Turin International Centre for Entrepreneurship Education - November 25, 2010: The event was attended by 20 educational institutions from various countries around the world: experts from the various institutions have come together to review progress on a European project organized by the ETF - European Training Foundation and by the Politecnico di Torino, for the promotion of entrepreneurial culture. The Team was present at the "Castello del Valentino" with two prototypes, IDRA08 and IDRA10, and was able to present the project to international leaders.

2011[edit]

  • History of the Car at Lingotto – January 27, 2011: It opened today at the Great Hall of the Lingotto a series of lectures titled "1885 - 1910: THE BIRTH OF THE CAR", organized by the Centre for Automotive Engineering of the Polytechnic of Turin and by the car museum "Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia". The theme "The concept of car and the first attempts" was discussed by the writer and journalist Piero Bianucci, founder of Tuttoscienze, Professor Giancarlo Genta and ing.Lorenzo Morello, in front of a large audience of students and professionals worker. IDRA10 was present in all its glory, arousing the interest of those present.
  • The Team at the European Parliament – February 3, 2011: Team H2politO today is a guest of the European Parliament in Brussels! We are the only team invited from all the different European universities to talk about us and our project in the "Education, Business and Innovation for growth and jobs": what a satisfaction! Idra is shiny! The first Italian vehicle inside the European Parliament, and it's ours vehicle!
  • Roundtable at the European Parliament – February 3, 2011: The three students of the Team in Brussels (Andrea Airale, Nicoletta Filippo and Luca Nalin) and Professor Massimiliana Carello, Faculty Advisor, participated in a roundtable with MEP Csaba Sògor, Madlen Serban Agency Director of ETF (European Training Foundation) and the head of R&D for Nordic Food Lab Lars Williams. Discussion moderated by Bent Sorensen Head of the ETF Communication Unit.
  • Visit of the Rector – February 13 2011: Team H2politO was able to receive the Rector Francesco Profumo, together with the Director of the Department Massimo Sorli, in our "headquarter" c/o Laboratory of DIMEC to show the place where we work.
  • Giorgio Napolitano meets with the Team – March 20, 2011: Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, accompanied by the Rector Francesco Profumo during a visit at the Castello del Valentino, meets the guys of the Team and looks in amazement our prototype IDRA. The moment of greatest emotion was when the president came close to IDRA; his questions were answered by our Team Leader Nicoletta Filippo, spoke for several minutes with the President. The head of state was particularly impressed, saying: "You are the true innovators".
  • A star on IDRA – March 21, 2011: On the occasion of the Orientation Days, the Team presented to future freshmen the many additional training opportunities offered by the Team H2politO showing the history of IDRA and the results of past years. The team has officially started the recruitment for the 2012 Team and the recruitment campaign could not have started better, the new pilot of IDRA is nothing less than Luciana Littizzetto! At the time of the audition Luciana has behaved very well! We found the new face of the Team! Lucianina Thanks!
  • Energethica – April 7, 2011 – 9:IDRA08 and the Team H2politO participated this international exposition on sustainable energy, rounded by over 300 Italian and international companies promoting their products and services and showing technology and market trends. How can we improve energy saving and renewable energies use making our lives better?
  • SAE 2011 World Congress - Detroit April 12-14, 2011 - - World Congress is a strong commitment to the individual engineer as well as the industry. There is no other place for those in the automotive community to gather and expand their knowledge and training; to walk away from every activity knowing more talented people and significant information than when they arrived. http://www.sae.org/congress/
  • Chi scende in pista sale in cattedra – April 29, 2011 - Lesson with F1 Pilot Jaime Alguersuari and Reliability manager Eng. Gianvito Amico from Toro Rosso, introduced by our Faculty Advisor Eng. Massimiliana Carello. The Spaniard, before the meeting, looked at the prototypes of the Politecnico di Torino student teams.
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup – May 5, 2011 – Italian finals of Italian Microsoft Imagine Cup in Venice, after the first selections three members of the team presented their work on ICT, gaining the second overall place.
  • Michelin Green X Student Days – May 7 2011 – the Team, only rep from Italy, went to Clermont-Ferrand’s Michelin Headquarter to learn more about tyres and to participate the event in Ladoux proving ground.
  • Master in Transportation 3D Modeling presentation – May 13, 2011 – Professor Carello and three Team members presented the project during a lecture by Professor Germanak: surfaces design was the core of the lesson.
  • Bimbi al poli con papà e mamma – May 20, 2011 - The Politecnico di Torino participated to the feast "Festa delle mamme che lavorano", sponsored by Corriere della Sera CorrierEconomia and La Stampa Tuttosoldi&Lavoro.
  • Shell Eco-marathone Europe 2011 – May 23-28, 2011 - The Team participated the SEM11 with IDRA, its hydrogen powered prototype and XAM, the new born hybrid urban concept, achieving the own consumption record on the first one and the SKF Design award with the second one.
  • PACE laboratory opening – June 8, 2011 – In the occasion of the opening of the new PACE Project’s laboratory the Team has presented its work on the hybrid powertrain.
  • Kistler event - June 8, 2011 – During a Company presentation inside the Great Hall of Politecnico di Torino, the Team presented the use of the Kistler Ki-BOX for the hybrid test bench.
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup prize giving – June 9, 2011 – the Team went to Bologna for the prize giving ceremony of the national selection of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, achieving the second place with XAM info-mobility system.
  • Scientific Summer Academy – June 13, 2011 – the Team took part in the Scientific Summer Academy promoted by Agorà Scienza, in which high school students had the opportunity to work side by side with the Team on its prototype IDRA.
  • Unveiling XAM – June 13, 2011 – XAM, the new born vehicle, has been presented in the Great Hall of Politecnico di Torino in front of a huge lot of interested students, professors, institutions and company executives.
  • ITWIIN prizegiving ceremony – Miglior Inventrice e Miglior Innovatrice – June 14, 2011 – Professor Carello has been awarded for the DISTI-TELPRESS prize for innovation in communication.
  • Jornada Internazionale de Transporte Elèctrico – September 16, 2011 – Professor Carello presented the Team and its projects at the Universidad National de Colombia in Bogotà for the International Day of Electric Mobility.
  • Mobilità Alternativa Event – The Team showed its prototype IDRA in the Town Hall in Bergamo for the tenth edition of Mobility European Week.
  • Il futuro nelle mani. Artieri domani. – September 20 – October 20, 2011 - The prototype IDRA08 has been presented as a milestone of the Creativity and designing capabilities of the students of the Politecnico.
  • La Notte dei Ricercatori 2011 – September 24, 2011, XAM and IDRA11 running in the center of Turin for the Researchers’ Night.
  • Composites Europe – Stuttgard – September 27-29, 2011 - XAM exposed and presented in the Composite Europe. Presentation: “XAM presentation, a well compromise between eco-composite material and aluminum in an Urban Concept Vehicle”
  • Viva l’auto – October 18, 2011 - In the beautiful setting of Piazza Vittorio Veneto, this weekend the event is "Long live the car." Distinguished personalities and institutions of the automotive world are dedicated to the discussion of issues related to the mobility of today and tomorrow. The team, with the help of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, has been able to show XAM in the largest square in Europe and explain the project to the many visitors present. The proximity of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Tesla and other "super" has not diminished the interest of all to our "jewel", which has attracted more attention than many other race cars!
  • CUS Day – October 25, 2011 – There is not only sport at Polytechnic of Turin but also student team of vehicles and of course they could not miss IDRA and XAM. Beside extreme sports like climbing and wrestling, the extreme consumption of our vehicles!
  • Autodesk Digital Prototyping Forum 2011 – November 10, 2011 - As in 2010, Autodesk has once again hosted the team event with a booth in the technical partners. In the frame of the new design and simulation software presented this year, the Team has been cited as a shining example of integration of the Autodesk suite for the design and implementation of the Urban Vehicle XAM, which is also present to receive compliments and be admired. Andrea A., Alexander M., Bruno, Carlos, Louis, Matthew D. and Nicholas were busy all day to provide technical explanations required by many visitors, technicians, teachers and students, as well as the European Director of the Autodesk Manufacturing Christian Lang.
  • Giovani e la Ricerca – November 12, 2011 - After a wonderful lecture by Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian journalist and presenter, the team presented the vehicles to more than five hundred students in their last year of high school in Monza and its environs, who filled the Theatre Manzoni and were literally "stuck" in their chairs.
  • China Italy E-Government Centre CIeGC – November 14, 2011 - On the occasion of the opening Ceremony and signing of the agreement, the team was able to demonstrate XAM to Cao Janlin Vice Minister of Science and Technology of China.
  • Eco Life – November 18-20, 2011 - The team has participated in the sixth edition of Eco-Life Exposure of Biella. First prize for Best Team H2politO innovative project at the "Eco Inventor Contest" sponsored by the Association TreSeiZero ASD, on the occasion of the 2011 sustainable eco fair "Eco Life" Biella held on 18 to 20 November 2011. Carlos H. and Andrew P. have worthily represented the team, showing the qualities of IDRA 2010 and convinced the jury.
  • MotorShow – From 1 December to 11 December 2011 the Team has participated in the 36th edition of the International Car Show in Bologna.

2012[edit]

  • Automotoretrò - Automotoreacing – From 10 February to 12 February 2012 tha Team has participated in the 36th edition of International Automotoretrò at Turin.
  • RedBull Paper Wings – 06 March 2012 – the Team has lesson of aerodynamics to the participants at the competition.
  • Creativity Day – Milan, 09 March 2012 – the Team has invited from Autodesk to explain its experience using Autodesk’s software.
  • National Day for ADM 2012 – Politechnic of Turin, 15 March 2012 - During the convention organized by National Association for Machines Design, we had the chance to presenting the team and his vehicles
  • Mecspe – From 29 to 31 March 2012 in Parma the Team has participated at the international event of the technology innovation.
  • Orientati al Futuro – From 16 to 17 April 2012 – Polytechnic of Turin - guidance for young students.
  • Affidabilità e tecnologie – Turin, from 18 to 19 AThe event is the reference point in Italy for thousands of decision makers, researchers and technicians of manufacturing companies, the world of Research and University of specialist engineering companies.
  • SAE 2012 World Congress - Detroit April 24-26, 2012 - World Congress is a strong commitment to the individual engineer as well as the industry. There is no other place for those in the automotive community to gather and expand their knowledge and training; to walk away from every activity knowing more talented people and significant information than when they arrived. http://www.sae.org/congress/
  • Michelin Green X Student Days – From 27 to 29 April 2012 – the Team went to Clermont-Ferrand’s Michelin Headquarter in Ladoux (France) to do some test on track with XAM.
  • The Sustainable Mobility, From Race to Street – 08 May 2012 – Team H2politO presents its new hydrogen prototype IDRA Pegasus – Politecnico di Torino, Aula Magna.
  • Shell Eco- marathon 2012 – From 17 to 19 May 2012 in Rotterdam, Ahoy urban circuit. The Team participates to the race with its new prototype IDRApegasus and the urban vehicle XAM, winning the Communication Award.
  • Energethica 2012 – 24-25 May 2012, event dedicated to the industry and the production for a sustainable city. The team presents its prototype IDRApegasus.
  • Scienza in piazza – 25 May 2012, the Team and XAM are in P.za San Carlo in occasion of the Smart City Festival, the first smart city festival about the ambient, the innovation and the sustainability.
  • Bimbi al poli - 25 May 2012, an unusual afternoon at the Politecnico of Turin: the university hosted a happy bunch of kids, sons of the employees, that had the opportunity to discover many activities.
  • Eco-Drive – 26 May 2012, Biella. Team participates to the ECO-DRIVE exhibition of latest electric and hybrid vehicles made by the most important car industries in Biella.
  • Eco-smart Festival – 3 June 2012, Turin – P.za San Carlo. The Team's students, old and new, present XAM Characteristics during the "Smart" day in Turin inside the stand of the Politecnico of Turin.
  • Sapio prize – 5 June 2012, Rome. The Team is the special guest and with our F.A. is the only representative of the Politecnico at the at the prestigious Sapio Prize on the Research and Innovation.
  • Team H2politO at Wolkonsky for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee – 17 June 2012, Rome. Hosted by Shell at the British Embassy in Rome, the Team participated in the event organized for the celebration of Queen Elisabeth II 's Diamond Jubilee, and presented IDRApegasus.
  • ECORALLY – 30 June and 1 July 2012. Event organized by Historic Sestriere Promatuo Racing. Invited by Dr. George Morre, two Team’s members participate in a Fiat Panda methane to the regularity race form Pinerolo to Sestriere.
  • PACE Global forum – 23 July 2012. The team participated in the event to show the benefits of the support of the PACE at Team in terms of licenses and workstations for the design and engineering of vehicles.
  • Bi-Mu Fiera della Macchine Utensili, robot e automazione – 02 October 2012. Exposition of XAM in the Bi-Mu
  • Composite Europe – 09 October 2012. Two Team’s member showed IDRApegasus in the most important exposure of composite
  • Optimus 2012 World Conference – 16 October 2012. A team’s member explain “Optimization of the vehicles XAM and IDRApegasus" resuming the optimization work.
  • Future Car Challenge 2012 – 03 November 2012 from Brighton to London, United Kingdom. The Team participates to the race with its new vehicle XAM 2.0, winning the best "Best Efficient E-REV Prototype".
  • MIDEST – From 6 to 9 November 2012. At the MIDEST in Paris the team showed the scale model of XAM to explain the importance of collaboration with the companies.
  • CESA Congress – 04 December 2012 Two member’s Team presented “Development of Android data logging and telemetry application for low power consumption vehicles”
  • Team presented XAM 2.0 – 10 December 2012. Team presented XAM 2.0 in the The National Automobile Museum

2013[edit]

  • Piemonte Mese prize-16 Januery 13. Andrea Ciattaglia wins the IV edition of the Piemonte Mese - the youngest write about Piemonte with the article: "Piemonte Lithium Valley: the electric car is now reality" written after having met us and having participated to the presentation of XAM 2.0 Well done Andrea and we hope that this article will be the first of a long list of success.
  • The H2politO team at the Gallery of Modern Arts (GAM) 25 January 13. Art and engineering. Two disciplines united by a common factor: creativity.
  • From this union the racing cars's prototypes are made into art, from the geniality of Salvatore Scarpitta, contemporary artist to who is dedicated an exhibition at GAM Torino.
  • Official projection of Team H2politO promotional video25 January 13. Today we could see the video realized by the Cinema and Mass Media engineering's students for the course, lead by Mr. Paolo Baudi Di Vesme Gabutti with the collaboration of Alessandro Righetti, "Multimedia and Marketing Industries 's Strategy ".
  • A visit from the Brazilian Federal University of Pernambuco 07 January 13. This afternoon the Team received a visit from Mr. Flavio Figueiredo, coordinator of UFPE-Polito for the double degree and from Mr. Leonardo Limongi of the department of electric engineering of the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brasil. The boys that where present in the laboratory showed and explained IDRApegasus and XAM 2.0 to the two professors who congratulated all the team for the incredible work.
  • Finally the 2013 Team photo! 20 February 13. Here it is, the 2013 Team! From now on, all the 52 members will have the right tension to run!
  • Until when? First deadline: May for the SEM and then?
  • We'll let you now…
  • Starting now these faces could became your nightmare...STAY TUNED
  • The team meets the students of Liceo Classico "V. Alfieri"05 March 13 The h2politO team and SquadraCorse participated in one of the student laboratory of the Liceo Classico "V. Alfieri". The Team Leader Alessandro M. had the opportunity of telling to the high school students the team's achievements in the last few years, how it is organized.
  • The public was very thrilled and finally it was mainly a female audience!
  • The students were very interested in the team's activities and they asked many questions.
  • We hope to see you soon in the Politecnico and maybe in our team!
  • The team meets the students of the Technical Industrial Institute "J.C. Maxwell"
  • 07 March 13. Thanks to the invitation of the Telios foundation who collaborates with the institutes for the organization of several conferences about energy and electric mobility, Andrea A presented the Team and its vehicles. XAM 2.0 could not miss id and Fabio A., Francisco and Matthew answered the questions made by inquiring seventeen students.
  • Convention e-go motion in the Cittadella Politecnica of Mirafiori07 March13. The Team and SquadraCorse were invited by Mr. Curto and Mrs. Spessa of the Poli to join the "The talent challenge in electro-mobility" conference.
  • Mr. G. Vietina of Ferrari GSE was also present and he held a very interesting presentation on how a Formula Uno team is organized.
  • There were some similarity with Alessandro M.'s presentation about the H2politO organization.
  • The event ended with the dynamic demonstration of XAM 2.0 and SquadraCorse's SC12e.
  • Premiazione Borse di studio con Michelin 08 April 13 It 's the first time in the history of a university team that company funds through a contribution of liberality, eight scholarships for students. So, today, in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor L. Montanaro, our Faculty Advisor, Eng. M. Carello and Eng. P. Albano and Eng. M. Mereta Michelin, students who have played a role of responsibility within the project XAM 2.0 received the scholarship: Alessandro F., Andrea A., Claudio, Eros, Fabio P., Martina, Nicoletta, and Francisco.
  • Corso di Modellazione di Altair 10 April 13 Ending today the three-day course which was held in the Laib of Mirafiori and organized by Altair for the boys of Team H2politO, Squadra Corse and Policumbent. A unique opportunity to Andrea A., Bruno, Christian, Dominic and Eros to learn more about the approach of "calculation" of the world just as interesting and complex composite materials.
  • Thanks to Lucia Micol, for their willingness to organize the course, and Giulio Turinetti, for the passion to convey and teach things in the most immediate way possible, we'll "contact you" when we have doubts!
  • IDRApegasus torna in pista 13 April 13 The Team welcomes today the first real spring day to return to the Proving Ground WATCH with IDRApegasus. Great day for the old and new members of the team who are confronted with the reality of the track. The group is close-knit and IDRApegasus has proven its potential.
  • Salone dell’Orientamento al Poli 15 April 13 At the first day devoted to orientation Salon this year we had the opportunity to present one of our winning vehicles: Idra11!
  • Achieving Efficiency16 May3 It is 9:00 am Alex M. and Alexander F. are already inside the exhibition to learn about the innovations in the automotive field. It is the third year that the team is in the stand of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin and this year there is the new model of XAM 2.0, which shows off his new livery: the Mole Antonelliana stylized. A touch of Italy in America!
  • Visit of the Federal University of Parana delegation 16 April 13 During the official visit to the Polytechnic University of the Brazilian delegation, could not have missed a visit to the DIMEAS and the Team. So Prof. E. Mehl, J. Pereira, J. Erthal and K. Graf, accompanied by Prof. G. Belingardi and M. Sorli, could have seen XAM and XAM 2.0 and they learned some technical details.
  • Paper at SAE Congress 17 April 13 Good news from Detroit, Alex M. in fact presented the Technical Paper "Optimization of IDRApegasus: hydrogen fuel cell vehicle", developed in collaboration with Noesis. The optimization of the race strategy of the past IDRApegasus SEM, 2012, also by virtue of the 3023 km / L routes that have validated the theoretical model, and the '"great" work has enabled Alex to answer many questions of companies and university in the room.
  • Affidabilità & Tecnologie17 April 13 Start today at Lingotto Fiere the event that we are involved on several fronts. IDRApegasus is on display at the booth of our partners and sponsors Hexagon Metrology, while the splendid model of XAM 2.0, made in rapid prototyping, is present at the stand of our unique Proto EMS partners who built it. Thank you all for the wonderful opportunity to show the vehicles of the team and their collaboration with enterprising companies on the territory!
  • European Altair Technology Conference 22 April 13 Today Bruno M. presented at the European Altair Technology Conference, students and researchers from different parts of the world as was done with the design of IDRApegasus by the software package Altair, and in particular topology optimization and analysis of composite materials . It 'was a great opportunity to show the work of the team and to understand what's happening with other universities. It could not miss in plain sight of our "historic" IDRA11.
  • Incontro Prof. Gutzmer CTO del gruppo Schaeffler 24 April 13 On the occasion of the meeting between the Rector of the Politecnico of Turin M.Gilli and the CTO of Shaeffler Prof. Gutzmer, the team H2politO was able to show his car and the validity of the projects conducted by the team over the years. The Prof. Gutzmer has shown a great interest in our activities and in the potential demonstrated by the team as well as the desire to make the students involved. A special thanks to Prof Prof. Belingardi, to Ing. Ferrari and to Dott.ssa Temporelli of Schaeffler once again showed of believe in team’s work.
  • XAM go to Ladoux 26 April 13 Wake up at dawn and at 6 o’clock sleepy faces are already outside the Poli: Alessandro F., Angelo, Beatrice, Francesco G., Francisco, Giuseppe, Mattia, Nicola, Salvatore, Sebastiano,Tommaso and our F.A.
  • Go to Landoux to join the Michelin Green Days, together with other teams that will participate in next SEM.
  • XAM 2.0 at Joint Research Center 04 May 13 It 's the first time that XAM 2.0, after the FCC, participates in a public event: a very important day of the Open Joint Research Centre in Ispra, scientific service internal to the European Commission, which this 'year was entitled "Science for you."
  • Thanks to the European Training Foundation who has kindly invited and hosted in its stand and Ben Sorensen who does not stop to remember the Team!
  • Presentation at Liceo Scientifico "Carlo Cattaneo" in Torino 04 May 13 This year the Team H2politO deals with orientation. Today Andrea A., Feltrinelli and Paul, in collaboration with the "High School Alumni Association Carlo Cattaneo" presented the Polytechnic and Team final year students. An opportunity to present what it means to "live the Poles," a reality in continuous transformation, full of stimulation and new activities. A special thanks to Laura Beam Pecetto, Association Ex-students and teachers for the invitation and hospitality!
  • Children at University 06 May 13Today starts the week that will allow the approaching to the world of scientific research for the "boys" of the elementary schools and we could not have missed with one of our vehicles. And as always curious questions and sometimes expressions disappointed to learn that our speed is about "only" 30 km / h ....
  • Visit to Ukraine / Russia Delegation 08 May 13 Within the framework of the TEMPUS program for the internationalization of education we received the visit of a large delegation. About twenty teachers have had the opportunity to visit our headquarters and see our vehicles.
  • Team H2politO goes to SEM 13 May 13 As part of the initiatives of Team related "orientation", Andrea A. and Alexander F. presented the Team to a large group of students. It 'was a valuable opportunity to understand what are the dreams and ambitions of future accruing to a small company in the province. A special thanks and professors Swaps and Credali for the invitation and hospitality!
  • Ruggeri and Telethon at Politecnico di Torino 14 May 13 While most of our guys are competing for the podium race to the usual Dutch Shell Eco Marathon, members in Turin had the chance to meet the famous Italian singer Enrico Ruggeri, for the occasion of the annual Match Of The Heart in favour of Telethon.
  • 4° day SEM - 1.00 pm 16 May 13 Our paddock is starting to be frequented by media. Our pilot Giuseppe C. shows all his charm to the cameras of SkY Italia. This comforts us, because the organisation has suspended the tests due to the rain. Everything is delayed until tomorrow, and there will already be the race.
  • 5° day SEM - 3.00 pm 17 May 13 At the end of: "Shell and Ferrari Masterclass", the Ing. Luca MArmorini, Enngine and Electronic manager of Ferrari Formula 1, has visited our paddock. After he observed our vehicles, he gave us power and courage to face this competition saying: "All you're doing here, is not far away from working in Ferrari" and then: "The exam's grades aren't so much important". We hope to meet him soon again.
  • Ending of SEM 19 May 13 At the end of SEM 2013 IDRAPegasus confirmed its third place in the international area, but it was the first Italian prototype in “ Fuel Cells” category. We are preparing to back home with many ideas for the future both about XAM and IDRA, exciting to have concluded another competition, but a little bitter. This time we had to face many difficulties, made a lot of sacrifices, but we was able to keep up the name of “ Politecnico di Torino” abroad, giving our best. From this experience, we have realized that it’s not enough to be good technicians, but it’s really important to coordinate the teamwork. The acquired data, reports and procedures we have worked with will allow us to deal with future challenges and to achieve better results. We have understood the hard law of competitions, but we are “H2Polit0 Team” and we never give up!
  • Meeting with the Chancellor “Marco Gilli” 22 May 13 This morning our Chancellor, “prof. Gilli” welcomed us to congratulate for our results obtained. At the meeting there were also General Manager Dott. Davide Bergamini, Professor Laura Montanaro and the former Minister Prof. Francesco Profumo. We are pleased to have had this treatment to our return, which gives us the right energy to face the challenges ahead.
  • Autopromotec in Bologna 22 May 13 After a few hours back from “Shell Eco Marathon” XAM has just been exposed at “Autopromotec” in Bologna, guest of COPAT stand, where it will remain until Sunday 26. XAM has been appreciated for its lines and its accurate technologies by many visitors who found one more reason to “connect” with our sponsor and partner!
  • Mom and Dad at the Politecnico 24 May 13 During the event “Mamma e Papà al poli” IDRApegasus e IDRA11 have been exhibited in front of “Aula Magna”. Claudia, Davide and Pietro showed our vehicles to the future students of “Politecnico”, who were excited and curious. There will be many questions for their parents..
  • IDRA08 Restyling in “Pole position” 24 May 13 Our mythical IDRA08 gave to “I.T.I. E. Agnelli” in Torino is restarted, moved by batteries and this thanks to four graduating guys: Castronovo Fabrizio, Catania Monte Federico, Lasso Delgado Diego e Pappacena Marco and their teacher Paolo Bassignana who, with our “old” Ing. Mauro Ariano, followed them in their work. But this is not enough, in fact they obtained a fantastic second place in the contest “In pole position per la Ferrari”. Their awards ceremony took place at “Centro congressi dell’Unione Industriale”. Very good! You have become honorary members of our Team.
  • “Liceo Scientifico Orazio Grassi” of Savona in the our laboratory 29 May 13 Orienteering activities continues with a group of “chosen” students from “4°C, 4°E and 4°H” classes. The boys, more than girls, were interested and curious who have already decided what they would like to do in their future.
  • Electric World 01 June 13 Team presentation in “Aula Magna” at “I.T.I.S. A.Avogadro” during a special day regarding the sensitivity to the “culture” of mobility. A special thanks to Antonio F., Antonio G., Mattia for their contribution.
  • Visit of Louisiana State University 3 June 13 An overseas group of students of “College of Engineering” with Prof. W.R. Hull, during their visit at “Politecnico”, also visited our “headquarters”. We hope to be able to make them fall in love of “poli” and to back in Italy to study with us.
  • From H2politO Team to BEOND Presentation (Unione Industriale di Torino) 11 June 13 Today at “Unione Industriale di Torino” in the area of ACTION project (Affrontare la Crisi con la Tecnologia e l’InovaziONe) H2politO team took part in the business plan of spin off project thought by some team members, Andrea Airale, Alessandro Ferraris and Federico Oliaro, with our Faculty Advisor Massimiliana Carello, about the increasing needs of Technological transfer of our Politecnico. During this event with more than 100 piedmont car vehicle companies were presented many projects in medium-long term, in which we have been placed to grow from students to professional workers. Event was attended by Dr. Rosi (Vice Direttore Unione Industriale di Torino), Dr. Baini (Segreteria Piccola Industria), Prof. Montanaro (Vice Rettore of Politecnico di Torino) and Dr. Bolatto (Segretario Generale della Camera di Commercio di Torino) and we thank them for the important and fine words for the team and for the projects that pursue ambitiously.
  • Planning to Northwest: from the dream to the Project 13 June 13 A new opportunity for the guys of “I.T.I. Agnelli” to present their activity: “IDRA08 experience = technical project + life project” and finally IDRA08 backs to Politecnico but only for today. In fact IDRA08 will remain in “I.T.I. Agnelli” until their exam days.
  • KISTLER ENGINE SYMPOSIUM 14 June 13 In occasion of Engine Symposium organized by KISTLER in Maranello (MO), the Team members Mattia, Beatrice and Alessandro F. showed his work on “Optimization of an internal combustion engine to bio-ethanol hybrid vehicle” in front of an audience composed by many engineers from different Italian companies and universities with the exception of a Chairman: Prof. Millo! After the exhibition the Team members responded to many questions about the “Shell Eco-Marathon” competition and how the engine works. In conclusion could not miss a visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, country of engines, appreciated by many fans attending the event.
  • Orienteering by H2politO Team 18 June 13 Orientation activities to students from: Convitto Umberto I, Galileo Ferraris, Alfieri. Team members explained to students the meaning of being a team member and how to mix team activities with the studies.
  • Visit by Team Zero C 8 July 13 A meeting with the Team Zero C members from “i.T.I.S. L. da Vinci” from Carpi (MO) with Prof. Marco Vidoni. It was a great opportunity to explain and exchange many ideas far by anxiety of the challenges. In fact the last meeting with this students was just during “Shell Eco Marathon”, even if we have never been competitors. This group of students is the example that the Public School is still alive and active.
  • Visit by Indian Institute of Technology Madras 11 July 13 Prof. G.L. Samuel e B. Ramamoorthy, attended by V.Bramilla Skomina of Ametek, visited our “headquarters”. A great opportunity to show our vehicles and our work to faraway India.
  • BetaCAE and Team H2politO 19 July 13 A new great partner joins the Team: BetaCAE, Greek softwarehouse leader in the CAE pre- & post-processing field. This partnership is due to Ing. Emidio Giordano (Regional Manager – Italia) and Vangelis Skaperdas (Senior Supervisor Customer Service CFD Application). The team began to use ANSA e META software to the processing and analysis (post) of the CFD simulations thanks to a two-day training followed by Andrea S., Gaetano and Davide C.. We thank BetaCAE Greece and Italy and in particular way Federica for the hospitality and Ing. A. Iordanis for his professionalism with wich he worked during the training.
  • Customized shock absorbers 19 July 13 Finally we assembled shock absorbers by ORAM on our XAM. ORAM joins the Team for XAM and XAM 2.0 projects, a special thanks to Ing. Andrea Pezzotta for his contribution.
  • PACE 2013 Annual Forum 22 July 13 H2politO team could not miss to the PACE event of the year: PACE annual forum, where universities from all over the world will meet 22-26 July in Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (California). But it is not enough: during this meeting there will also be the most important General motors managers of all over the world. H2politO team was PACE of Politecnico until last year and could not miss to the event. The team is represented by Team Leader Alessandro M., who will be not only a viewer in the next days.
  • Ladoux: it begins 23 July 13 We are now in Ladoux (France), Michelin guests for a few “special” test days. Alessandro F., Angelo, Beatrice, Domenico, Francesco G., Francisco, Giuseppe C., Mattia, Mohammed, Salvatore, Tommaso and our F.A. with Michelin engineers are doing the XAM and XAM 2.0 “structure”. It goes on race with excellent testers..
  • At the end of this hard day could not miss a photo with: Alì (excellent tire), Jerome Brunier (tester-driver) and of course Paolo Albano (Michelin Italia engineer) who made possible this event. Thanks to Pierre Chambon, Michelin special Photographer who take this great photo and also many other..
  • Ladoux: it ends 25 July 13 Ending three days of intense activity together with Michelin technicians for tests on our vehicles XAM and XAM 2.0. We learned a lot in these days, thanks to everybody! We also took a beautiful picture of our vehicles on the track
  • H2politO Team presentation at PACE Forum 25 July 13 Today our Team leader Alessandro M. made the presentation of :”XAM 2.0: from student competition to professional challenge”, near Pasadena. There were the most important General Motors managers: Craig Brown (PLM Leader GM Global), Christian Knoepfle (Project manager Opel-Vahuxall Germany), Stefano Chiappini (GME Italia) e Vass Theodoracatos (Manager PACE global per GM). Thanks to the hard work the presentation obtained the award as "Best Engineering presentation award". This was a great satisfaction for H2Polit0 Team. We hope to continue our collaboration with General Motors and deal with new challenges.
  • Monza GP and Fuel Economy (first day) 6 September 13 The Team is guest to Shell, in the centre of Monza, to exhibit own vehicles as examples of sustainable mobility, naturally together with Politecnico Team in Milan. Now begin two intense days for Alessandro M., Antonio G., Antonio F., Giorgio and Raffaello.
  • Monza GP and Fuel Economy (first day) 6 September 13 Our Team leader Alessandro M. and F.A. are interviewed live from RadioNumber One, in Piazza Trento in Monza, discussing on Shell Eco-Marathon, with his colleague Gianmarco Galmarini from Milan.
  • Monza GP and Fuel Economy (first day) The day is gone. We talked about IDRA and we focused on the work to do for the future. Our goal is to improve our performance. We thank to Dr. Alberto Rossi, chairman of Sapio, for being with us in this photo.
  • Monza GP and Fuel Economy (second day) 7 September 13 Even today our “boys” answered to questions from the audience, but at the end of the day, also, Ferrari Club came to visit our vehicles. We thank them for their willingness and for the nice words exchanged. Sometimes there are meeting that leave something, and why not, even a bit of satisfaction.
  • Monza GP e la Fuel Economy (second day) 7 September 13 And thanks to the new knowledge we can finally get to Ferrari Club! We have focused on sympathy and not only, but we were too few for a Pit Stop!
  • XAM 2.0 at World Tribology Congress 9 September 13 Today at Palaolimpico, theatre of the most important World Tribology Congress, starts the XAM 2.0’s week. This is, for the Team, an important occasion to be in contact with leading experts and to talk with them about their vehicles. Thanks to teacher Raparelli for the invitation!
  • SAE Group dinner 13 September 13 Like every year during the visit of Iyer Murli e David Schutt of SAE International, H2PolitO Team was invited to the official dinner. Christian and Gabriele, together with our F.A, represented the Team between a public of experts engineers of automotive world: M. Bianchi (From Concept to Car), G. Brustolin (AVL), N. Di Giusto (FIAT) and L. Pera (ATA Torino). This was an occasion to talk about mobility and student initiatives.
  • Visita di LMS – A Siemens Business 18 September 13 The engineer Bert Van Genechten of Simulation division (Belgium) and engineer Valerio Cibrario have been all afternoon with Nicoletta, Andrea A. and F.A. to speak of researches, on how to use LMS software and what are our future goals. In this occasion could not miss a visit to our vehicles.
  • Green Cars Forum and XAM 2.0 29 September 13 Yesterday it started the “ Smart Mobility World” to the Lingotto congress center that involved a lot of exhibitors and interesting conferences for the Forum. We had the opportunity to show XAM 2.0: an example of city vehicle E-Rev.
  • Michelin Open Day Family (Cuneo) 29 September 13 Today H2Polit0 Team has been invited from Michelin Italy in the historic plant of Cuneo to celebrate fifty years of activity. In this occasion the establishment was opened to the public: more than 2500 visitors, despite the weather was not really good. A little Team delegation composed by Alessandro M., Andrea S., Fausta, Francisco, Mohammed and Eros showed our vehicles to the public. For the occasion our vehicles IDRApegasus, XAM and XAM 2.0 had an outstanding speaker: engineer Paolo Albano, our reference in Michelin, who helped us to explain every technical details about our vehicles like a real Team member.
  • Michelin Open Day VIP (Cuneo) 30 September 13 Michelin open day ended today involving in the visit of the special Team’s "paddock" all the workers of Michelin Italy and France. Students had the occasion to visit the entire production site. This was an important showcase for our vehicles and thanks to the intense collaboration with Michelin, we want to develop a new vehicle for the future.
  • XAM 2.0 in Galleria Pininfarina 15 October 13 After less than a year from his birth, XAM 2.0 has already been able to benefit from important aerodynamic innovations that in these hours are tested in the prestigious Pininfarina Wind Tunnel (www.pininfarina.it /it/servizi /galleria_del_vento). These tests will allow the Team to understand the point of strength and the limits of our vehicle. Thanks to all those who are helping us in this new adventure!
  • IDRAPegasus in Rome with English Ambassador 16 October 13 At the presentation of the “New Lens Scenarios”, the Team has been invited at the British Ambassador’s residence, Christopher Prentice. Villa Wolkonsky gave the occasion to Antonio F. and Nicoletta to let the guests know our hydrogen prototype : IDRApegasus. We also had the possibility to meet Dr. F. Giorgino, Tg 1 journalist, who remained really excited about IDRApegasus. Thanks to Shell Italy for the invitation and to S. A. Christopher Prentice for the hearty welcome.
  • Interview on Bandalarga Radio 29 October 13 Today our Team Leader Alessandro M. was the guest of the radio in the phone book Bandalarga EcoGraffi of Antropos. Dr. George Diaferia, host of the show, focused on the future of research in Italy and the condition of the researchers at the Polytechnic and has asked our team for its peculiarity to engage students in active experimentation in the automotive field.
  • Xam 2.0 opens the Turin stage of the Electronic Marathon 5 November 13 The Marathon Electric has once again made a stop in Turin after two years in his long journey that is leading to St. Petersburg in Monaco. A dozen electric and hybrid cars are traveling across Europe to raise awareness of ecological mobility and power, but also to promote cooperation between European regions.
  • Team aired on RAI 3 9 November 13 Here us again on air. Even this time we are on RAI 3 Prodotto Italia, where we have had the opportunity to explain technological innovations of our vehicles and we tell about our experiences.
  • H2politO and LMS 27 November 13 At the meeting organized by BSim "Discovering Innovative system simulation for vehicle and powertrain” in the Fiat research center auditorium, Alessandro F. e Alex M. showed “Modello in Amesim del city vehicle XAM 2.0”. Is it the moment to pass from concept to product?
  • Xam 2.0 in Strasbourg 4 December 13 XAM 2.0 (made by EMS Proto) is present at the International Conference "The Spark Ignition Engine of the Future", which takes place today and tomorrow. It 'went away thanks to Prof. Millo, who showed it at our place.
  • New Engines 10 December 13 They got new engines. Thank HONDA Italy and Eng. G. Catavitello and F. Simone.
  • XAM 2.0 and Michelin Italy: Italian Trade General Meeting 16 December 13 The Team and XAM 2.0 was present at the final meeting of the entire sales force Michelin Italy, held in Pero, with the theme "Anticipating change." The team was a special guest as a concrete example of how you can try to anticipate the change to be competitive. The event ended with many compliments for what we did, and encouragement for what we are doing and especially for the ambitious goals we have set for the coming years. A heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Michelin Turin, for technical support, economic but also human! The ing. Albano honorary member of the Team!

2014[edit]

  • The Team aired on La7 9 January 14 Yesterday Andrea Casadio interviewed our members for the transmission of Team H2politO Servizio Pubblico, led by Michele Santoro. But that's not all, will be guests in the studio the "founders" and "veterans" of Team: Andrea A. and Alessandro F.
  • RAI World 18 January 14 The service dedicated to Automotive Engineering recorded last month, in which we are among the leaders of the racing team together with his cousins, finally goes on the air! When? Saturday, January 18 at 11.00 (and repeated at 15.00 and at 20.00) and Sunday 19 January at 1:00 (and 6:00). Where? World for the program on Rai Scuola. You can see the interview to our Nicoletta and Francisco. If you can’t see or you forget it, you can connect on http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-59842355-5f34-4575-a176-6eefb4089f64.html#p=0
  • NKE event at I3P 23 January 14 Today the Team H2politO was the "Case Study" of our partner company NKE, who has been supporting us with software and training. Thanks to the hard work of the Data Management Group has been possible thanks to the presentation of Eros and Gabriel, make known to all present our new way of managing the entire organization of the documentation of the Team in an increasingly professional (from drawings to documents, videos from the simulations), showing a mentality innovative, flexible to changes and projected into the future. Then we could see different interventions, by technical representatives of NKE on all Autodesk packages in order to learn about the new frontiers of progress and innovation that can be implemented at 360 ° in future business realities.
  • Meeting with the guys of “Scuola Media D. Alighieri” 18 January 14 For the first time we have had the honor and burden, to introduce the kids the III C III E and III H. Our boys: Beatrice, Nicoletta, Alexander M. Anthony F., David, Luigi Francisco and told all our vehicles, our challenges, our dreams. Two hours of silence and after many questions and curiosity.
  • Visit of American Delegation 18 January 14 The prof. Chiandussi brings in an important American delegation visit to the Team!
  • Qatar Motorshow opens to journalists 20 February 14 Not that they could not be on display from the opening of the event only to insiders, the area dedicated to share with the University of Qatar and other prototypes. A great honor to have been invited here to represent the team but also the Polytechnic University of Turin, the only Italian university. To handle the day's visit to The Stig.
  • Press Conference Qatar University-Polito 21 February 14 The prof. Saud Ghani and the FA, along with Antonio F. and a Qatar student speak of Smart Mobility. The beginning of a new relationship?
  • Qatar Motor Show Forth Day 23 February 14 We have made known our vehicles Marc Coma, multiple winner of the Dakar rally. Immediately after Josep Lluis Merlos, gionalista and Spanish Formula 1 commentator, has pleasantly interviewed on the topic of mobility and the challenges of the time.
  • Presentation to “Libanese School” 24 February 14 Thanks to the invitation of Charles Elias here then our FA Antonio F. and guests of the Lebanese School in Doha to introduce the Polytechnic and Team 2 classes last year.
  • Qatar Motor Show Fifth Day 24 February 14 After a very interesting conversation conducted by Josep Lluis Merlos on Formula 1 season ahead of us, the driver Karun Chandhok, Hermann Tilke (architect of the last circuits realized), Joan Villadelprat and Jo Ramirez (both former manager of several Formula 1 Team), are passed by our booth. Antonio F. entertained them explaining our vehicles, the work of the Team competitions in which we participate and the results obtained.
  • Qatar Motor Show-Last Day 25 February 14 For this occasion we could not make to try our small IDRA11 to the person who invited us here and then "main sponsor" of this unique experience: Vilma Ferraudo. Thank you so much for the hospitality given to us only!
  • 4th International Conference ATA 26 February 14 In addition to a presentation on the integration of materials XAM 2.0 on board our vehicle has been exposed just to prove "on track" what has been done.
  • Thanks hospitality!
  • Team aired on Rai 6 March 14 The team participated in the connection by RAI of Rome from Turin headquarters for the conference "Women's innovation and research."
  • Another Meeting in “Scuola Media Dante Alighieri” 14 March 14 We liked them, and so, by popular demand, we made a presentation to the new middle school, new classes 2A, 2D, 3D and 2H, but enthusiasm, despite the buzz.
  • Star global Conferences 21 march 14 H2politO team participates in this year's STAR Global Conference in Vienna (http://www.star-global-conference.com/). Once again, we are to "swim" among the big fish, such as Lotus and Boeing.
  • Gaetano has followed the "antennae tips" throughout the conference to bring all the news to the team.
  • XAM 2.0 at “La fabbrica digitale” at MEC-SPE (Parma) from 26 to 29 March 2014 A little part of team coordinated from ing. Ferraris, has participated in this manifestation, exposing XAM and XAM 2.0 as the centre of “La fabbrica digitale”. 16 stands that have worked a component of our two vehicles. A really simulation of a digital factory with the objective to promote the prototypes as vehicle. With the collaboration of many factories, now every industrie’s fields know our project and our idea about innovation and eco-sustainability. Thanks to every person who believe in our team.
  • Salone dell’orientamento 31 March 2014 With the Politecnic, the team H2politO receives the possible future engineers and architects. A day to share with high school boys and their families, our work and our experience at “Poli”. They will build a different future mobility.
  • IDRA08 & IDRA11 at “Museo dell’ automobile” 01 April 2014 The forward-looking vision of the team, in the prototypes IDRA08 and IDRA11, placed in the Automotive Museum of Turin as a realization of a variety technologies for the future of mobility: mobility electric and fuel cell. Thanks to ing. Gaffilo who will accommodate in the museum our cars in the next months, and to the partners who have accompanied us in our goals.
  • Team H2politO at fuel Cell Science & Technology 4 April 2014 Start today an international conference during two days in Amsterdam. In this event the only one topic is Fuel Cell. The Team presents two posters to show our work. Armando is elected for to explain the team’s application.



References[edit]

  1. ^ ATA Website. "Formula EHI 2008 – Rules and categories". 
  2. ^ Shell Eco-marathon Website. "Results (2009) – Prototype Fuel Cell". 
  3. ^ Shell Eco-marathon Data. "Results (2009) – Communication & Marketing Award". 
  4. ^ ENEA Website. "Formula EHI 2009 – Registered teams, rules and categories". 
  5. ^ Shell Eco-marathon Website. "2009 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Highlights". 
  6. ^ Compotec. "IDRA wins Compotec prize". 
  7. ^ Shell Eco-marathon Website. "Results (2010) – Prototypes". 
  8. ^ Shell Eco-marathon Website. "Results (2010) – Off Track Awards". 
  9. ^ Shell Eco-marathon Website. "Results (2010) – Off Track Awards". 
  10. ^ Shell Eco-marathon Website. "Results (2011) – Off Track Awards". 

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