The Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki reached an agreement with the Hakuto lunar exploration team that will participate in the Google Lunar Xprize challenge in which XNUMX groups will compete.
The Google Lunar Xprize is a challenge that seeks to encourage entrepreneurs and in which competitors will have to launch, through private financing, an expedition and circulate a vehicle on the lunar surface for at least 500 meters.
Thus, the first team that achieves this goal and transmits images and videos in high definition about the feat will win a prize of 20 million dollars, while the second will receive 5 million dollars.
Suzuki will collaborate in this project by offering technical support in the development, by Hakuto, of said moon rover. The firm stressed that the weight reduction of this model represents a "crucial" point.
He also stated that this vehicle must have a high level of adherence to avoid skidding on the lunar surface and stressed that it will support this mission with innovative technologies such as traction control and aimed at reducing weights.