In the field of motor vehicle safety research, the International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles has been and continues to be one of the world's premier events. And in June 2011, the 22nd ESV Conference comes to the US, hosted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As part of that conference NHTSA is excited to announce the 4th Student Safety Technology Design Competition. For this exciting contest, teams of 2-5 undergraduates and a faculty advisor are challenged to develop models or mockups of new vehicle safety systems. The deadline for abstracts is October 29.
When it comes to developing safer cars, we want to hear creative, forward-thinking ideas from America's talented college students.
So the goal of this competition is to bring young professionals with innovative ideas into the growing field of automotive safety. NHTSA designed the competition to promote multi-disciplinary teamwork; enhance students' awareness of automotive safety; and embrace engineering, human factors, and biomechanics.
Teams whose abstracts are accepted can receive $2,000 to support the development of their model (pending availability of funding by the sponsor country). The top three teams will then gain international recognition by presenting their work at the ESV Conference, in the Washington, DC, area next June.
For student presenters, this is a very big deal. Attendees at the ESV Conference will include government safety agencies, the automotive industry, motor vehicle research engineers and scientists, medical professionals, insurance companies, consumer advocates, and media--from around the globe.
And when good vehicle safety ideas are introduced, we all win.
- Electric Vehicle Safety
- Unintended Acceleration
- Cell Phone Distractions
- Crash Avoidance Technologies
There are many more categories online at http://www-esv.nhtsa.dot.gov, where you can find all the contest guidelines.
For tomorrow's vehicle safety professionals the Student Safety Technology Design Competition is an opportunity to show the industry your talents, and showcase your safety ideas today.
Remember, the deadline for abstracts is October 29, so let's get started!
Please visit http://www-esv.nhtsa.dot.gov for more information.