Human Powered Vehicles (HPV)s are aerodynamic, highly engineered vehicles that may be for use on land, in the water or the air. Some land-based HPV’s have achieved speeds of over 60 mph. Human Powered Vehicles are aerodynamic, highly engineered transport vehicles that encompass the use of only human muscles as their source of power and not motorization. These vehicles can travel on land, water or in the air.
Every year, a team of Mechanical Engineering Students participate in the single rider vehicle class of the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC), sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The challenge counts as a senior design class.