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

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.


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