Tandon in the News
With $1 million award, these NYU Tandon students are trying to build the ‘smart gun’
The winners of the Smart Gun Design Competition will look to tackle a major problem: accidental gun deaths
- Tyler Woods for Technical.ly October 5th, 2017
- Source: https://technical.ly/brooklyn/2017/10/05/1-million-award-nyu-tandon-students-trying-build-smart-gun/
The technological advancement of firearms over time has been all about lowering the barrier to entry of killing people. A new project, from the students of NYU Tandon, just won a $1 million prize to innovate in the opposite direction. The team, which calls itself Autonomous Ballistics, have developed a prototype for a gun holster which would not be able to release its gun unless some criteria were first met, including a fingerprint scan, a voice password and a nearby RFID chip.