Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is inviting U.S. students to take part in an essay competition to share their visions for the future of transportation with a $1,000 (£720) prize and a trip to ITS America 2018, in Detroit, from the 4-7 June. It is aimed at providing students an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a thought-provoking manner.
The topic, ‘How do you envision disruptive consumer technology will affect transportation systems over the next 10 years?’ is open to transportation, engineering and public policy undergraduates and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities.
The winning paper will be announced at this year’s event. Judges will base their decision on the insights expressed about future advances in the intelligent transportation industry.
Josh Johnson, director of SwRI’s critical systems department, said: “Mobile apps are changing how people use vehicles, which affects mobility, law enforcement, and public policy. These essays should envision how transportation systems will adapt to the next wave of apps and business models to evolve around electric, connected and autonomous vehicles.”
Essays should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to ITSA2018StudentEssay@swri.org by 22 April 2018.
More information is available on the website.