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’

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.


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