Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan
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2008 the 6th Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan
- Competition for Object Creation and Design -
The main changes from the 5th Competition are as follows.
Upper limit for number of teams / Document screening / Vehicle inspection (technical inspections) / Introduction of new competition class
Name of the competition 2008 the 6th Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan
- Competition for Object Creation and Design -
Organizer Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)
Event Date Sept. 10 (Wed.) to 13 (Sat.), 2008
Venue ECOPA (Ogasayama Sports Park;Shizuoka-ken)
Patronized by (provisional) Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, NHK, Fuji Television Network, Tokyo Broadcasting System(TBS), TV Asahi Corporation, Asahi Shimbun Publishing, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Mainichi Newspapers, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Nikkna Kogyo Shimbun, Fuji FujiSankei Business i., Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun
Supported by (provisional) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan Auto Parts Industries Association, Japan Auto-Body Industries Association, Japan Automobile Research Institute, The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Japan Automobile Federation, The Japan Federation of Engineering Societies, Japanese Society for Engineering Education, Association of Private Universities of Japan, Association of National Colleges of Technology, Japan Automobile Service Promotion Association, Japan Lubricating Oil Society, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japan Automobile Dealers Association, The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association, Japan Society for Design Engineering, Japan Land Engine Manufacturers Association, Japan Welding Society, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
Schedule and types of events (provisional)
September 10 (Wed.)
Vehicle Inspections : Technical Inspections, Tilt, Noise, and Brake Tests
Static competitions : Presentation, Cost, and Design
September 11 (Thu.)
Vehicle Inspections : Technical Inspections, Tilt, Noise, and Brake Tests
Dynamic competitions : Acceleration, Skid-pad, and Autocross
September 12 (Fri.)
Vehicle Inspections : Tilt, Noise, and Brake Tests
Dynamic competition : Endurance
September 13 (Sat.)
Dynamic competition : Endurance
Design Final, Awards Ceremony
Vehicle production regulations The rules of the competition shall be based on those for the 2008 US Formula SAE® event.
Note that the first information document regarding the local rules for the 6th Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan will be issued on January 31, 2008 (Thu.)
Entry registration and deadline Registration start : 10 am, January 21, 2008 (Mon.)
Final registration deadline : 2 pm, February 29, 2008 (Fri.)
How to register : On line, please visit our website.
Registration fee If all team members (including Faculty Advisors (FA)) are members of the JSAE or members of societies of FISITA. : \50,000 per team
In all other cases : \150,000 per team
Submit the fee to the specified bank account NLT Feb. 29, 2008.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ichigaya Branch, Checking Account (Futsuu-kouza) 1299678
Account holder : Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (Shadanhoujin Jidousha Gijutsukai)
Note that the fee once paid will not be refunded on any account.
Participant requirements
◯Participating teams
-Each educational institute shall be permitted to submit only one team and one vehicle.
However, multiple teams shall be permitted if the institute has multiple campuses and a team is formed at each campus.
◯Participating team members
-1Team members shall be 18 years old or above, and as a rule, shall be students of national colleges of technology, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, or similar education/training institutes.
Individuals who have graduated within seven months prior to the competition date are also eligible.
-All team members shall be students of the educational institute that registered the team.
-Drivers entering the competition shall be 18 years old or above and possess a valid government-issued driver's license for ordinary vehicles.
◯Faculty Advisors (FA)
-The principal FA shall be full-time members of the faculty staff of the educational institute to which the team belongs.
-A team may have multiple FA.
-The FA shall be responsible for issuing guidance to the team within the educational institute.
During the period of the competition, the FA may participate after registering in the same way as the team members and must accompany the team throughout this time.
◯Vehicle
-Teams are prohibited from entering vehicles that have competed in a previous Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan.
As a minimum requirement, at least the frame of the vehicle shall be newly designed.
◯Insurance
-All team members and FA shall take out an effective insurance policy to cover injury and medical treatment during the period of the competition.
In addition, all participants will be requested to sign a liability waiver upon registration at the venue.
Upper limit for number of teams
65 teams (upper limit for number of teams taking part in 6th Competition)
Document screening
  • As the Student Formula SAE Competition is a test of monozukuri (object creation) and design, the details of the Design Report and other documents submitted in advance shall be subjected to screening.
  • Teams not submitting the Design Report (including the Design Spec Sheet) and Cost Report shall be deemed as having failed to complete the document screening.
  • The results of the document screening will be announced on July 31 2008 (Thu.).


  • << Teams that fail to complete the document screening >>
  • Teams that fail to complete the document screening shall be prohibited from taking part in the competition.
    However, such teams may participate in the Follow-up Program (*) to be held during the period of the competition.
  • Teams that fail to complete the document screening are permitted to exhibit their vehicles in a specially provided pit area.


  • *Details of Follow-up Program (provisional)
    -Vehicle inspection instruction
    -Cost event seminar
    -Design event seminar
    -Attendance of Presentation event
Vehicle inspection (technical inspections) Teams that fail to pass the technical inspections of the vehicle examination two days prior to the start of the Competition shall be prohibited from advancing to the dynamic events.
Introduction of new competition class From the 7th Competition in 2009, a new competition class will be offered for vehicles that have competed in previous Student Formula SAE Competitions of Japan.
Details will be announced at a later date.
Schedule prior to competition February 29 (Fri.), 2 pm Deadline for transferal of competition entry fee
Beginning of March Notification of vehicle number
June 2 (Mon.), 2 pm Deadline for submission of Safety Structure Equivalency Form and Impact Attenuator Data
June 16 (Mon.), 2 pm Deadline for submission of Design Report and Design Spec Sheet
July 1 (Tue.) Postmarked deadline for submission of Cost Report
July 31 (Thu.) Announcement of results of document screening
September 10 (Wed.) to 13 (Sat.) 6th Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan
Structure of teams Students and Faculty Advisors (FA)
Safety requirements of competition and compensation for loss or damage The level of safety at the competition shall be ensured in accordance with the safety rules of Formula SAE®.
In addition, sufficient safety training shall be provided for the competition judges and other personnel.
The organizer shall take out accident insurance for spectators and staff members.
Official languages of competition Japanese or English
Administrative staffing of competition The competition staff shall be recruited from corporations, educational institutes, and the general public.
Awards (provisional) Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture Award
FISITA Award
Overall champion
Award according to category
Special award
Sponsorships Sponsors of the competition
Sponsors of the awards
Sponsors supplying equipment, etc.
Stoppage or changes to the competition The contents of the competition may be changed or the competition may be stopped based on the judgment of the organizers due to poor weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Promotion organizers Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan Committee
Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan Rules Committee
Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan Awards & Sponsorship Committee
6th Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan Implementation Committee
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