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Indian descent woman in team building world's fastest car
Monday August 26, 2013 3:38 PM, IANS

A South African engineer of Indian descent will join a team building Bloodhound, the world's fastest car, in Britain next month.

Beverly Singh, 29, a woman mechanical engineer from Port Elizabeth, will be part of the British government's engineering education initiative Bloodhound SSC project - sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, an autonomous body of the British government.

The project was launched to attract youth towards engineering profession. The rocket-powered car, expected to be ready by 2016, is expected to cover 1,600 km per hour, almost 400 km per hour faster than the current record of 1,227.9 km per hour.

Singh, who won the Bloodhound Chevening Scholarship for her masters in mechanical engineering at the University of West of England will be working alongside engineers from companies such as Boeing and Rolls-Royce, who are assembling the car.

"The engineers working on the Bloodhound are the best in the world in their fields. I always wanted to do something like this," the Times Live quoted Singh as saying.

Richard Noble is the project director, a former holder of the land-speed record.

Singh said she heard of the Bloodhound project at a talk by Andy Green, the pilot-driver of the car.

Singh gained a national diploma in mechanical engineering in 2009 and a BTech degree in 2012 from South Africa.

Trial of the car will start next year in the South African province of Northern Cape.

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