Title: All about the tech!
Duration: 1:38 minutes
Description: Various people talking about safety and the technical inspection of vehicles.
Futuristic sound effects.
Text displayed on mustard yellow background below small Shell logo.
ALL ABOUT THE TECH
Sped-up footage of people moving around long corridor at event.
GLOBAL TECHNICAL TEAM
“We’re here in the technical inspection area of the Shell Eco-Marathon. So here we look at the aspects of the cars, make sure that they technically comply with the regulations, making sure that the vehicle is safe for the drivers to be out on the track in”.
Person sitting in car/buggy with helmet on, another person checking straps.
Close-up of wheel being checked thoroughly.
Team of people checking wires on car.
Close-up of man checking wiring.
People pushing the car.
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
“They mentioned just now that we are the first team doing the technical inspection. We have a confidence of 80%, hopefully this year we can make it”.
Team pushing the car/buggy.
Person in car being pushed, inspectors watching it.
“One of the stages is the car dimensions. In the regulations you have a maximum length of the car, the maximum track of the car, the height of the car to make sure it’s all safe to be on the track”.
Sped-up footage of a team going through inspection.
Car being pushed onto large scales.
Car on a mat with a grid draw on and beneath an arch with, “Car Dimensions” written on it.
Car being measured.
Car sitting in Dimensions arch.
Width of the car being measured.
Panning around the car. Car gets wheeled out of inspection area.
Woman sitting in car.
“So the safety belts, we have to make sure that the driver is safe in the car. He has to use a five-point racing style safety harness. So we actually lift the car, or lift the weight of the driver and the car, on the safety belt to make sure it’s secure and safe for him to be out in”.
Team checking the belt on car.
Two people checking the strength of the belt.
Person in driving seat holding arms up.
Belt still being checked.
“Another important aspect is the brakes. The car is placed on the ramp, the driver then proves to us that each brake – we have two braking systems, front and the rear – each one of those systems can hold the car on the ramp”.
Team lifting the car onto ramp.
Car on a ramp.
Wheel with close-up on brake being engaged.
Person in car on ramp.
“The exit time test is to make sure the driver can escape the car in an emergency within 10 seconds”.
Inspector counting down: one, two, three, go.
Driver getting out of car quickly. Climbs out and stands next to car.
Inspector gives her a thumbs-up.
“I’m sure the Malaysian team we saw first thing this morning will be on the track this afternoon. They were early through their technical inspection process so I’m sure they’ll be out there soon”.
Malaysian team pushing their car out of inspection area.
“Yes, I’m very sure that today everything will be on track. No worry about that.”
Sped-up footage of inspection area.
Musical riff plays.
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