Proton and DRB-Hicom University creative car challenge: Dec 6 to 8, 2018

By CARSIFU | 4 December 2018

PEKAN, Pahang: The grand final of the first Proton-DRB-Hicom University creative car challenge (PD3C) will be held at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Chancellery Hall, DRB-Hicom University in Pekan from 6 to 8 December 2018.

PD3C is the first automotive creative and innovative competition, which emphasises on design without neglecting the aspect of engineering.

The Creative Car Challenge is a 15-member team challenge opened to local universities and institutions of higher learning.

From a total of 33 teams that participated in the pitching phase held earlier in March this year, 13 teams were selected to the final round to be held this December.

The teams are:

1. DRB-Hicom University of Automotive, Malaysia
2. Advanced Technology Training Centre (ADTEC) Malacca
3. Asia Pacific Institute of Information and Technology (APU)
4. IKM Tan Sri Yahya Ahmad (IKM TSYA)
5. Mara High Skills Colleges (KKTM Rembau /KKTM Masjid Tanah/IKM Jasin)
6. TAFE College
7. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Team 1
8. Universiti Malaysia Pahang UMP) Team 2
9. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
10. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
11. Sultan Zainal Abidin University (UniSZA)
12. University of Malaya (UM)
13. Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (UTHM)

The 13 selected finalists will design a concept car for the future and create a full-scale rolling prototype using Proton car models as base.

The concept car designed must be practical, able to run, and can be used in real life.

The teams have been given either an Exora, Gen-2, Suprima, Saga BLM, Preve or an Iriz to work on for the past six months.

The top four teams will be awarded cash prizes worth RM7,000, RM5,000, RM3,000 and RM1,000 respectively in the final.

9 teams for the Car Modelling Challenge

The Car Modelling Challenge is a three-member team challenge opened to local universities and institutions of higher learning.

Participants are required to produce a 1:4-scale concept car model using materials such as cardboard, clay or 3D printer.

A total of 9 teams will be vying for the top three spots in the final, where the winning teams will be awarded cash prizes worth RM2,500, RM2,000 and RM1,500 respectively.

33 participants for the Design Battle

The Design Battle is an individual challenge opened to the public, local universities and institutions of higher learning.

For this challenge, participants will have to complete a hand sketch and rendering of a car design within four hours on the spot during the final.

The design battle has attracted 33 participants and offers cash prizes of RM1,200, RM1,000 and RM800 for first, second and third places respectively.

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