Friday, October 23rd, 2009 by Simon Hackett
One of the great things about events like this is, of course, the people you meet.
Today we assisted the media staff for the Dutch Solar Car Team to install an Internode NodeMobile 3G Wireless Broadband service into one of their laptops.
As its very hot in Darwin (currently around 35-38 C and humid), we made sure that we kept our fluid levels up as we did this.
They will be the service to upload video of the progress of their team to their web site during the event.
We have brought a few more spare NodeMobile USB sticks in case other teams find them useful too.
We’ve found, on the way up to Darwin, that NodeMobile works really well in each of our overnighting points along the way (Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta).
Here in Darwin, its really exceeded expectations – it just rocks along!
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 by Simon Hackett
Starting from Darwin on 24th October 2009
Public Display – Adelaide CBD – 9am-5pm Saturday 31st October
Awards Dinner Saturday 31st October (evening)
The Solar cars, competing in the World Solar Challenge within the GGC event will start on Saturday 24th October and will race ‘dawn to dusk’ – they are expected to start arriving from mid week.
The Eco Challenge cars (such as the Tesla Roadster) are not racing, they are competing against their manufacturers stated performance figures, with the aim being to prove, and hopefully to better, those performance figures in real world conditions over a (very) long real world road.