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18 January 2019

Entries open for ITS America’s 10th student essay competition

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
US college and university students are being invited to submit their thoughts on the future of mobility in an ITS America scheme which offers a $1,000 prize.

Submissions will be accepted until 14 April for the competition, which is sponsored by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). As well as the cash, the winner will get a paid trip to Washington, DC for the ITS America 2019 annual meeting on 4-7 June.

They will need to write something on the topic: “How do you envision disruptive technologies impacting transportation systems to make them safer, greener or smarter over the next 10 years?”

Essays should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to: ITSA2019StudentEssay@swri.org

“We envision that today’s advancements will change the future of mobility and transportation,” said Josh Johnson, director of SwRI’s Critical Systems Department. “Not only will transportation be more efficient and safe, but it will also be more accessible and have a reduced environmental impact. These essays should envision how transportation systems will adapt to challenges and opportunities presented by the next wave of electric and automated vehicles.”

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