At a time when the transportation industry is undergoing rapid change, epitomized by the rise of car sharing and autonomous, connected vehicles, Valeo’s contest is a golden opportunity to shake up the established order and imagine new ways of travelling, namely by revolutionizing the car of tomorrow.
This year’s contest is open to students from all disciplines worldwide.
They are invited to come up with the innovation or idea that will make cars smarter, cleaner, more fun and more intuitive by 2030.
Car of the future
Vice president of innovation and scientific development at Valeo, Guillaume Devauchelle said: “Through their projects, students must think about how cars are used in and around cities and on highways by putting themselves in real situations of use.
“The first step is to imagine how people use their cars and how they would like to use them and to find solutions to possible shortfalls.
“At the same time, they must bear in mind other types of use as well as societal values.”
How to enter
Students can enter to win in one of two categories: ‘technological innovation’ and ‘idea for new ways of using cars’, a new category for 2016.
The winning team in each category will take home a grand prize of €100,000 and the second-place team in each category will receive €10,000.
To participate, students need to form a team of two to five people, write up the first draft of their project and register online by January 15, 2016.
Valeo will announce the 24 teams shortlisted for the semi-finals on March 18, 2016.
For more information and to enter, select ‘more details’ below.