University: Tokyo Denki University
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Fuel type: Unleaded Petrol (98)
Number of Students: 11
Engineering disciplines or other degrees:
Another of the international teams competing at this year’s FSAE-A event is Tokyo Denki University. We spoke to team leader Kento over the weekend.
How experienced is the team?
The FSAE team at Tokyo Denki University has a variety of students with 1, 2, 3 and even 4 years’ experience competing in the FSAE. The two team members we spoke with would both like to get into the automotive or motorsport industry and feel the FSAE competition is a good starting step.
How did the team improve on the university’s entry last year?
Last year Tokyo Denki had engine issues during the competition, however this year they have managed to fix these issues and produce an engine that is “very good.” The drivetrain has also been redesigned completely. They have also completed testing in Japan and in Australia prior to the competition.
Did the team experience any problems with the design and building of the car?
Over the year, the team encountered “many, many troubles!” These issues would be fixed and then the components tested and would break down again! The team had the most difficulty with the engine and drivetrain, however they feel the car is ready to perform!