This Million Dollar Smart Gun Idea Isn’t a Gun At All

Autonomous Ballistics, a team from New York University Tandon School of Engineering, received a $1 million prize on Monday for its design of a smart holster, engineered to only release a firearm to an authenticated user using one of three methods: a fingerprint reader, an RFID chip, or voice recognition. The contest, funded by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams was announced last August. Judges including officials from the NYPD reviewed dozens of designs before settling on five finalists from local colleges and universities.


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