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The 6th Student Safety Technology Design Competition (SSTDC)

Finalists Oral Presentations

The Collegiate Student Safety Technology Design Competition (SSTDC) gives young scholars from Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America an exciting opportunity to design, build, and demonstrate a cost effective conceptual scale model of a vehicle safety technology.

Teams consisting of university level seniors and/or graduate students, guided by one faculty advisor, submitted a 300-word abstract related to one of fifteen global vehicle safety priorities. The abstracts were reviewed by a panel of safety engineers representing leaders in the field of automotive/vehicle safety in each of the three geographical regions. Teams from each region were invited to participate in their regional competition. At the regional competition, the teams were required to design and build a scale model prototype of a vehicle safety technology. Each team also prepared a report of the design and corresponding presentation. A panel of safety experts evaluated the design, and selected the team finalists.

The finalists’ prototype devices will be on display in the Exhibition Hall at the ESV2015 conference. Attendees are encouraged to review the displays and demonstrations. An international panel of judges, made up of vehicle safety engineering experts from around the globe, will select one first–place winner and one runner up, both of whom will receive an award and recognition for their achievements following the Closing Ceremony on Thursday morning June 11, 2015.

The team finalists for the 24th ESV Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden are:

Korea (1)

Development of the sensor and motor driven automatic height adjustable rear seat cushion to best fitting adult seat belt for older child protection
KoreaTech University
Competition Category: Restraint System Enhancement

Japan (1)The safety avoidance system of two-wheel vehicle using gyro effect
Shibaura Institute of Technology
Competition Category: Crash Avoidance
Europe (3)Urban Personal Vehicle Safety Strategy
Chalmers University of Technology
Competition Category: Electric Vehicle Safety
Developing a Pedestrian Airbag for Secondary Impact
Technical University Berlin
Competition Category: Pedestrian Crash Avoidance or Injury Mitigation
High Dynamic Driving Simulator for ADAS HIL Testing
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes (University of Applied Sciences)
Competition Category: Test Devices and Test and Evaluation Procedures
North America (3)Motorcycle Helmet with Crash Detection and Airbag Deployment
University of North Texas
Competition Category: Post-Crash Safety
The Obstacle is the Path: Designing a Pop-Up Obstacle for Vehicle Collision System Testing
Stanford University
Competition Category: Test Devices and Test and Evaluation Procedures
Dynamic Vehicle Lights
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Competition Category:  Crash Avoidance Technologies

Arthur Carter, NHTSA
Student Competition Coordinator

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