2018 Trans-Continental Rally Rules
Trans-Continental Rally on Electric, Hydrogen, Solar, AI Robo-cars (artificial intelligence) 2018 Saint Petersburg<=>New York City (“New Amsterdam” RU-USA®). Regulations. Introduction and welcome.The purpose of the Rally, the “Rally of the Future” is (1) to encourage research and development of sustainable ecological road transport and infrastructure, new energy technologies, environment protection, artificial intelligence, the most innovative ideas and science, electric, hydrogen fuel-cell, solar and robotic cars; (2) to move forward towards the future of transportation and energy transition including the guidelines of the global Hydrogen Council; (3) a long travel and adventure from the extreme west to the extreme east of Russia and the United States, a new international transit route, promotion of culture diversity and originality in the Rally regions.
The Rally distance is 19,200 kilometers or 12,000 miles, the international average distance passed by cars per year-round (U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
The Rally qualifying are every 2 weeks Stage by Stage (9 Stages) from October 21, 2017 till May 12, 2018 from Mercury Tower Moscow City and the non-stop Rally finals start on May 25, 2018 (the 2nd day of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum) simultaneously from Saint Petersburg (Russia) and New York City (the United States) in opposite directions and continue till July 15, 2018. Starting in Saint Petersburg the Pit-Stops are in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yakutsk, Anadyr-Magadan (alternatively Vladivostok), on ferry boats to Sitka, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC and Finish in New York City. The Pit-Stops are in reverse order for starting in New York City and the Pit-Stop in Moscow is on June 14, 2018 at the Opening of the FIFA World football Cup 2018. Pilots are called eco-pilots and teams are called Eco-Teams.
The winner of each class in speed or practical efficiency will be recognized as holder of the Rally Cup in their class and Stage Prizes on each of the 9 Stages in 5 nominations Fastest Teams, Effective Teams, Fastest Producers, Effective Producers, Reliable Producers. Success will be based on energy efficiency practicality, reliable non-repair operations and adherence to time targets.
There are no restrictions on the allowable size for cars, or energy storage limits. No fuels are allowed except hydrogen, electric, solar. The solar collector area of solar cars is limited by 5 m² for silicon PV cells, the apertures of solar reflectors and concentrators are restricted, mechanical braking shall be on all road wheels and the requirements for occupant protection and vehicle dynamics shall be complied with.
On September 8, 2018 we start the qualifying Rally for the 2019 Rally finals “New Amsterdam” RU-USA® and the qualifying Rally for the 2019 Trans-Continental Rally finals Saint Petersburg<=>Melbourne (Australia) and Amsterdam<=>Cape Town (South Africa).
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1. Administration: 1.1 Scope; 1.2 Conduct of the event; 1.3 Eligibility; 1.4 Entrant obligation; 1.5 Event Organizer; 1.6 stewards of the event; 1.7 Schedule 2018; 1.8 Entering the event; 1.9 Entry fees; 1.10 Other fees; 1.11 Refunds; 1.12 Cancellation of the event; 1.13 Insurance; 1.14 Eco-Team members; 1.15 Eco-Team identification; 1.16 Permits; 1.17 Freight; 1.18 Visas; 1.19 Vehicle preparation; 1.20 Copyright and Intellectual Property; 1.21 Sponsorship obligations; 1.22 Media and promotional obligations; 1.23 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones); 1.24 Compulsory documentation.
2. Car regulations: 2.1 Classes; 2.2 Solar cars special dimensions; 2.3 Wheels; 2.4 Solar collector; 2.5 Energy storage; 2.6 Vehicle identification; 2.7 Signage; 2.8 Ballast for solar cars; 2.9 Tracker; 2.10 Safety; 2.11 Occupant cell in solar cars; 2.12 Safety-belts; 2.13 Egress; 2.14 Cooling and hydration; 2.15 Forward and side vision; 2.16 Rear vision; 2.17 Steering; 2.18 Stability; 2.19 Brakes; 2.20 Tires; 2.21 Reversing; 2.22 Lighting; 2.23 Audible warning device; 2.24 Instrumentation; 2.25 Automatic functions; 2.26 Electrical safety; 2.27 Electrical safe state for solar cars;
3. The Adventure: 3.1 Supervision; 3.2 Safety; 3.3 Support vehicles; 3.4 Escort vehicle signage; 3.5 Communication; 3.6 Heavy vehicles; 3.7 Preparation and testing; 3.8 Eco-Team registration and scrutineering; 3.9 Static scrutineering; 3.10 Dynamic scrutineering; 3.11 Modifications or changes after scrutineering; 3.12 Briefings; 3.13 Observers; 3.14 Start line and grid; 3.15 Energy collection; 3.16 Route; 3.17 Timing; 3.18 Tracking; 3.19 Solar car drivers and passengers; 3.20 Driving conduct; 3.21 Stopping; 3.22 Obstructing other road users; 3.23 Control stops; 3.24 Overnight stops; 3.25 Trailering; 3.26 Withdrawal; 3.27 Penalties; 3.28 Protests and appeals.
4. Achievement and celebration: 4.1 Provisional results; 4.2 Completing the course; 4.3 Speed competition of Eco-Teams and producers in each class; 4.4 Efficiency competition of Eco-Teams and producers in each class; 4.5 Awards; 4.6 Pack-down facilities.
1.4.2 Eco-Team Manager as per the entry form is responsible for actions of Eco-Team members and associated persons.
1.4.3 Entrants shall act fairly and in good faith in accordance with the regulations.
1.4.4 Penalties (including exclusion) will be applied to any Eco-Team member for violations and to any Eco-Team deemed to have departed from the spirit of the event by deliberately acting to gain an unfair advantage over others, or by conduct that could bring the event into disrepute.
February 23. The 2018 regulations publishing. Applications for entry open.
March 3, 17, 31. Rally qualifying, Stages RU2, RU1 and other Stages of total 9.
March 31. Early Applications close.
April 14, 28, May 12. Rally qualifying, all 9 Stages.
May 12. Event Start Headquarters and Media Centers open in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, New York City.
May 13. Official event period commences.
May 14. Applications for entry close.
May 18. Entry list published.
May 21. Documentation submission deadline. Eco-Team Managers briefing.
May 22. Static and dynamic scrutineering commences.
May 24. VIP Reception.
May 24. Eco-Teams briefing. Media briefing.
May 25. Ceremonial Start in Saint Petersburg and in New York City simultaneously in opposite directions.
June 5. World Environment Day Festival.
June 14. Ceremonial Pit-Stop in Moscow at the Opening Ceremony of the FIFA World football championship.
June 15. Finish Line opens in Saint Petersburg and in New York City simultaneously.
June 16 - July 14. Award Ceremonies.
July 15. Official event period closes.
September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 15. Qualifying 2019 Rally.
1.8.2 All entries are subject to the entry fee which is due to be received by May 23, 2018.
1.8.3 The Organizer reserves the right to accept or reject any Application without explanation including the cases of non-compliance with the regulations or qualification failure identified by the Chief Scrutineer and their place may be offered to the Eco-Team on the reserve list.
1.9.1 Entry fees do not include local taxes. International banking charges are the responsibility of the Entrant.
1.9.2 An application fee is 10% of the total entry fee due to be paid via credit card as part of the Entry Form.
1.9.3 The application fee is non-refundable and forms part of the total entry fee. Entrants will be provided with invoice for the remaining entry fee upon receipt of their completed official Entry Form and application fee.
1.9.4 Applications submitted before 11 am Moscow time or 6 pm New York City time on March 31, 2018 are considered an Early Entry and qualify for the Early Entry fee which must be paid in full by April 16, 2018 or void the qualification for Early entry fees and a secondary invoice will be issued for the Standard entry fee.
1.9.5 Applications received after 11 am Moscow time or 6 pm New York City time March 31, 2018 qualify for the Standard entry fee which is payable in full by 11 am Moscow time or 6 pm New City time May 23, 2018; failure to pay by the due date will void the application.
1.9.6 The entry fees are: Early Entry Fee is US$12,000 and Standard Entry Fee is US$15,000.
1.9.7 The organizer reserves the right to accept late entries after the close of entries but with a 10% late fee.
1.10.2 A fee (estimated at US$190) will be payable by the owner of each car in respect of compulsory third party bodily injury insurance required by operators of motor vehicles.
1.13.2 The event organizer will arrange for Third Party Bodily Injury insurance if required to operate the cars on public roads, a fee for which may be payable by the owner of the car.
1.13.3 Cover has been arranged to cover any claims on the event organizer for damage caused by a participating car during the event. The cost is part of the entry fee.
1.13.4 Comprehensive insurance for personal effects, tools, equipment, cars and other vehicles is the responsibility of the entrant. Participants are advised that a personal travel insurance policy in respect of theft, loss, sickness and accidents is highly recommended. The event organizer will ensure that the costs of remote area evacuation and emergency medical treatment are covered in the event of an accident. As this can be tens of thousands of dollars, the fee described in Regulation 1.10.1 will be levied on each individual Eco-Team member as part of the event.
1.14.2 Each Eco-Team member will be required to register and be physically present at the Start.
1.14.3 A person holding the position of Eco-Team Manager, Safety Officer or Battery Officer may not hold any other of these roles.
1.14.4 Each car driver must hold an appropriate motor vehicle driver's license recognized by authorities of Russia and the United States and valid for the total period of the event. Driving licenses will be inspected and verified by road transport authorities as part of the scrutineering process. Acceptable driving licenses must include a photograph of the holder, the class of vehicle for which the license applies and the expiry date. If these details are not in English, either the license must be accompanied by a certified translation, or a valid International Driving License is required.
1.14.5 The event organizer is unable to take responsibility for any person born after May 23, 2000.
1.15.2 Each Eco-Team will be allocated an Eco-Team number on acceptance of entry at the sole discretion of the event organizer. Early entry applications may specially request for a particular Eco-Team number.
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