July 2022

Moscow Poly Trains Specialists in Unique ‘Sport Vehicle’ Field Area

Moscow Poly transport faculty trains qualified specialists in “Sport Vehicle” field area. This is the only university program in Russia that trains engineers specializing in this sphere. The special Ucheba.ru edition tells how students combine race car and bike construction and their studies.

‘Sport Vehicle’ program focuses on making projects for real clients. Even right after their graduation the newly made engineers are already demanded in the sport industry, and the giants of the industry are highly interested in them. The graduates work at such companies, for example, as “RENAULT Russia”, Avtotor, NAMI, Volgabus Design, Lada design studio, AvtoVAZ, Rolf and many others.

One of Moscow Poly engineering racing teams – FDR Moscow – has been constructing cars and bikes since 2006. Iguana G10t1, for instance, is the most technically equipped race car on the territory of the Russian Federation. The University sport car pilots compete with the strongest international teams in contests for speed and staying power.

Moscow Poly students and employees keep the pace with and even ahead of the leading tendencies in automotive industry development: unmanned vehicle and electric car construction.

In 2022, Moscow Poly unmanned ‘Smart Shuttle’ has been presented to the prime minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin at the ‘Innoprom’ international industrial exhibition. Whereas, the motorbikes constructed by Moscow Poly students have already twice set the records in ice racing – at the ‘Baikal Mile’ festival, and have made history in the industry.

The dean of the Transport faculty, head of the Moscow Poly Center for Engineering Development, Pablo Iturralde comments on prospects of developing unmanned vehicle in the country:

“We definitely have to make our own available electric car! The international exerts once predicted that we`d all go for electric cars by 2000s. That didn`t happen for one very simple reason – it was impossible to ensure a high mileage with the accumulator units that existed back then. To switch to the [electric] cars completely, we need the infrastructure, charging stations and electricity itself. Russia generates power in the amounts that are more than enough. So, our goals is pretty realistic. And we will definitely have electric cars. Avtotor, for example one of our partners is holding plans to create an electric car line so, I hope in a couple of years we`ll be able to see that. I`m happy that Moscow Poly, too, participate in this process with our personal ideas and elaborations”.

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