SAE Challenges Universities to Develop Clean Snowmobiles
ETAS tools help students at Kettering University win second place
Snowmobiles were initially created as reliable winter transportation for rural areas. And by the late 1950s, snowmobiling had become a recreational sport in the United States. In the 1970s, snowmobiles came under scrutiny for their negative impact on the environment. Since then, new regulations continue to be implemented, and by 2012, current snowmobile emissions must be reduced by 70 percent. In 2002, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) created the Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) for university students. A team at Kettering University, in Flint, Michigan, USA, achieved second place in the 2007 CSC competition.