Team from NYU Tandon wins $1M prize in Brooklyn BP’s Smart Gun Competition
‘It’s not going to make it slower, it’s not going to make it faster, it’s only going to make it safer’
- Mary Frost for Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 18th, 2017
- Source: https://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/9/18/nyu-tandon-team-wins-1m-prize-brooklyn-bp-smart-gun
Autonomous Ballistics, a team from New York University Tandon School of Engineering, took home the $1 million prize in a Smart Gun Design Competition funded by Borough President Eric Adams. And the winning team’s design is not a gun — but a smart holster. At a ceremony on Monday at Borough Hall, a panel of judges announced that the smart holster was the most promising proposal to prevent unauthorized users from firing a gun, a thorny issue with political and social ramifications in a society sick of gun violence, yet where gun ownership is the rule in many parts of the country.