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History of the Pneumobile competition

Story of the Pneumobile started in 2008, when the ancestors of Aventics Hungary Kft., named Bosch Rexroth Pneumatika Kft. and Bosch Rexroth Kft. organized the first competition. Back then, it was located at the factory’s park in Eger.

Inventors of the competition Ferenc Bolyki, Richárd Fü­lep, Endre Tamás, József Avar and László Szabó are engineers working at the firms mentioned above. They wanted to create a technical event where future engineers have the opportunity to inspect the mysteries of pneumatics and get acquainted with alternative applications of the products made in Eger. This is how the idea of the Pneumobile competition were born.

In 2008, 18 teams from 12 Hungarian universities entered the competition. 16 teams managed to build a working vehicle, the best of them were the engineers from University of Debrecen. Teams from College of Kecskemét, University of Miskolc, University of West Hungary, Szent István University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest College of Technology also made it to the podium.

2008

2008

In 2009 the competition became international because 4 teams outside Hungary also joined, together with them the number of competitors doubled to a total of 31 teams.

Location of the duel was Érsekkert, where teams encountered in front of the audience within three Categories: long distance, acceleration, and speed race. The second competition was won again by University of Debrecen’s team, with the lead of Zoltán Török. This time SAPIENTIA – Hungarian University of Transylvania and Széchenyi István University made it to the podium as well.

2009

2009

In 2010, 35 teams entered the III. International Rexroth Pneumobile Competition. After an intense race, Team Széllovagok from Debrecen won the competition for the third time. The weather conditions created difficult challenges for the teams, but some of them still managed to set new personal records. In this year PLC actuation appeared, also the number of microcontrollers used by the students started to grow.

2010

2010

There were many interesting things during the competition in 2011. With 38 teams a new record was set regarding to number of participants. Furthermore, the longest distance with one air bottle reached over 10 km with the minimum allowed speed of 12 km/h, which is a new record as well.

A new category and many new teams introduced themselves. The final battle was between the two big rivals, University of Debrecen and Budapest University of Technology. At the end, Team Gyalogkakukk from Budapest University of Technology won the 2011 competition.

2011

2011

In 2012, 41 Pneumobile made it to the start line, which was more than ever. This number includes the participants of the new senior category where those competitors who finished their studies can race with a previously used Pneumobile. We also rewarded the best helmet design. The fastest measured speed reached over 40km/h. Team MK Laren from Szeged won the award and cup for the Best Pneumobile.

2012

2012

48 teams raced in 2013.The jury faced them with new challenges such as the average speed increase to a minimum of 15km/h at the long distance race. This year Telemetry used in Formula 1 was announced and teams had the opportunity to compete on it, at the end team Széllovagok from Debrecen won the special prize for this in 2013.

Amateur category was introduced for the first time, where invited guests, directors tried the vehicles and their own bravery. It was a big success, therefore this „VIP race” became permanent part of the event.

Team Kakukktojás from Budapest University of Technology won the best Pneumobile award. This team is the successor of the earlier winner team called Gyalogkakukk.

2013

2013

2014 brought many changes in the company’s and event’s life, which this year received the name International Aventics Pneumobile Competition.

Additional events were added to the competition, where we hosted our customers, partners and also our city’s people.

The rainy weather caused new challenges and tasks to the organizers and competitors as well. However, everybody successfully handled the slippery track and sudden changes.

Team Kakukktojás from Budapest won the Aventics Best Pneumobile award. They not just won the arcade and acceleration category, they managed to get The Highest Speed special prize as well.

2014

2014

In 2015 more than 50 teams registered to the VIII. International Aventics Pneumobile Competition, out of them 45 made it to the start line. Arcade category changed to a 3 round race, where competitors had to complete longer and longer distances as fast as possible only with 1 air bottle. This change became very popular both for the teams and audience.

Team Műszakik from Budapest got the Best Pneumobile Award ahead of the big rival Team Tandofer. The Műszakik won the Acceleration and Long-distance races, in the latter they managed to set a 12990 m new record which have not been broken since.

2015

2015

In 2016, the IX. International Aventics Pneumobile Competition brought no major changes, but brought new records. In this year, the 50 km/h dream barrier has been reached in the acceleration race, which caused more strict safety regulations by the jury. For the first time, Project Management became a separate „category”, where students did presentations. Like this, the competition expanded to 3 days.

Műszakik Kanóc Team from Budapest University of Technology dominated the competition, they won 2 races, Telemetry Special Prize and The Best Pneumobile Award.

We announced a new competition for the participating universities, which had a prize of 1.000.000 HUF Voucher for Aventics parts. The point calculation was based on the last 3 years’ results. In 2016, Budapest University of Technology won the prize as the most successful university.

2016

2016

The jubilee X. International Aventics Pneumobile Competition was organized in 2017. Almost 60 teams from 8 countries entered the competition, out of them 45 passed the jury’s and scrutineering’s strict regulations and made it to the start line.

In this year, for the first time ever, foreign teams were standing on the podium. Team Best-Riga from Latvia won the Best Pneumobile award in a close contest ahead of the Polish team PG power and Estonian team Technics 1.

2017

2017

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