Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK)
Established in 2003 by Toyota Manufacturing UK, the Toyota Technology Challenge is a national school-based challenge which encourages pupils to design, build and race environmentally friendly vehicles made from recycled materials.
Developed in partnership with Rapid Electronics, a distributor of electronic components to Schools, the Challenge targets 11–16 year old design technology, ICT or Science students and aims to stimulate pupils to consider options in engineering and manufacturing.
Designed to be fun and affordable, the Challenge attracts over 10,000 students each year setting new, higher standards of excellence and innovation. The Challenge incorporates two categories, one using solar power and the second using PIC microcontroller technology. Solar powered vehicles are built using the lightest and fastest environmentally friendly materials in a race against the clock. PIC controlled vehicles are built and programmed using sensors to navigate an obstacle course in the shortest time possible.
Creative young minds throughout the UK apply their skills and imagination in crafting a stunning array of entries
The contest focuses young people's attention on technological sectors that are important to society
A team member launches his model car for the final race
Winners in Solar Vehicle Category (2012)
Winners in PIC Vehicle Category (2012)