Greek high school world champions in “Land Rover 4×4” challenge (video)

17 April 2019
64 Views

A team of high-school students from Greece received top honours in the global challenge “Land Rover 4×4”.
NewGen Motors from the Philothei High School was crowned World Champion at the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools finals held in Coventry, England on Monday evening.

The challenge involved between three and six team members working together to design and build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive (4×4) vehicle, to set specifications. The vehicle must be able to successfully negotiate a specially designed test track emulating real life and it must perform as a full-scale 4×4 vehicle would do in an off-road situation.

The specifications of the challenge provided that the vehicle had to have features similar to those of a real 4×4 and could be driven remotely and successfully cross a difficult off-road racing circuit with real obstacles.
In the final, 22 teams from a total of 14 countries competed against each other, with the victorious Greek team winning a scholarship for engineering studies at Harper Adams University in the UK, while the teams were also able to meet with the Land Rover management technicians who informed them about possible future job openings in the company.
The Greek team was made of Vassilis Mesimeris (captain), Hermes Marinis (design engineer), Anna Karamaliki (marketing officer), Stephanos Kaioulis (stand manager), Georgina Sofianou (Public Relations Officer) and Giorgos Tsami (responsible for equipment and development ).

Malaysia and Portugal came in second and third, respectively.

You may be interested

Refugees and illegal immigrants camp outside Greek parliament
GREECE
shares19 views
GREECE
shares19 views

Refugees and illegal immigrants camp outside Greek parliament

makis - Apr 19, 2019

Refugees and illegal immigrants have camped outside the Greek parliament at Syntagma Square in Athens. The illegal immigrants and refugees,…

Greek House votes to lift Parliamentary immunity of trhee MPs
POLITICS
shares20 views
POLITICS
shares20 views

Greek House votes to lift Parliamentary immunity of trhee MPs

makis - Apr 19, 2019

Greek MPs decided to lift the Parliamentary immunity of three of their colleagues, Andreas Loverdos, Marios Salmas, and Aristides Fokas…

Weekend escapes near Athens!
GREECE
shares1179 views
GREECE
shares1179 views

Weekend escapes near Athens!

Panos - Apr 19, 2019

Chalkida: the town of “mad waters” There is a reference point, a place of attraction for Athenians and people from…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.