First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The deadline for US college students to take part in ITS America’s annual essay competition is fast approaching – entries must be in by Sunday 14 April.
The competition, sponsored by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), invites students of transportation, engineering and public policy to share ‘thought provoking’ visions for the future of transport.
The topic is: ‘How do you envision disruptive technologies impacting transportation systems to make them safer, greener or smarter over the next 10 years?’
Up for grabs is a $1,000 cash prize and a paid trip to Washington, DC, to attend the ITS America 2019 Annual Meeting on 4-7 June.
“We envision that today’s advancements will change the future of mobility and transportation,” says 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.”
Essays should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to ITSA2019StudentEssay@swri.org by 14 April.
Go to www.itsamerica2019.org/studentessay for more information.