Fate is the name of Dr. Andy Frank's vehicle design
group derived from the 1960's feature film The Great
Race, in which Professor Fate continuously strives
to thwart his opposition, never giving up, never surrendering.
For more than 25
years Team Fate has produced a number of advanced concept
vehicles and control designs.
UC Davis is one of seventeen teams who
will re-engineer a Chevrolet (GM) Equinox SUV to minimize
energy consumption, emissions, and greenhouse gases while
maintaining or exceeding the vehicle's utility and performance.