On this hot Monday afternoon, we had an inspection from the Northern Territory Department of Transportation. The officials performed a thorough check of the car’s mechanical and electrical system including suspension, turning signals, horn, and rear view camera. B-7 performed perfectly in all the tests and was granted a temporary license to test drive on the road. The official has also informed us that we are the 6th WSC team to have passed the inspection (and the 1st North American team).
This is a big milestone for the team because it gives us a whole week of testing time before WSC. More importantly, passing the initial inspection meant that B-7 has been built to WSC regulation and we will enter the static scrutineering session next week with more confidence.
Now we need to prepare the safety gears for the support vehicles and we will commence testing tomorrow morning!