The teams tested the economical driving behaviour of the participants along a 40-kilometre long route on public roads. They drove six Audi A3 Sportback g-tron vehicles from Pon's Automobielhandel. The way in which the driver brakes, accelerates and takes turns has a significant effect on fuel consumption. There was also an agility track for safe driving skills on the grounds of the Ahoy, where various manoeuvres and performance were tested, including slalom, speed estimation, driving along a dotted line and parallel parking. The participants also learned how to safely escape from a car that has flipped over.
The organisations used the Drivers Challenge to contribute their part to making mobility even more sustainable. The Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world’s most challenging student competitions in innovation, technology and sustainability.