2021 Emerging Technology Registration

9/30/2020 6:23:28 PM   BajaSAE Series

Looking for a new challenge?

SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ & NEW - SAE MobilityForward Challenge™ offer new challenges for you in 2021! Sign up to register for either (or both!) of these competitions tomorrow, October 1st at 10:00 AM EDT. Registration will be held on sae.org and will be open until November 1, 2020. Learn more about this year's missions below.

SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ Registration

Opens: October 1, 2020 @ 10:00 AM EDT
Closes: November 1, 2020
Cost: $1500.00 USD

SAE MobilityForward Challenge™

SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ 2021 Mission

A Florida Theme Park is requesting proposals for a new people mover system for installation at their resort in Orlando, FL. The new guest transportation system is intended to serve as a technological refresh to existing mass transit systems (e.g., ferries, monorail and transit buses) in the resort and should make use of developments in Urban Air Mobility technologies, while still providing an entertaining, themed attraction for guests.

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SAE MobilityForward Challenge™ 2021 Mission

At SAE International, our charge is to embrace opportunities and tackle challenges presented by the evolving mobility landscape. As new players emerge in the mobility space that promote sustainable and convenient ways of travel, we have expanded our view of mobility to include micromobility. Micromobility is an emerging travel mode that uses powered micromobility vehicles such as e-bikes and scooters defined by SAE J3194™ Standard – “Taxonomy and Classification of Powered Micromobility Vehicles.”

Shared micromobility, largely enabled by recent advancements in internet-of-things and electric vehicle technologies, has proliferated on our city streets. Micromobility has demonstrated the potential to be a fun, sustainable, and viable alternative to short-distance car trips. However, with any emerging solution, there is always room to iterate. For example, e-scooters may be fun to ride, but often lack utilitarian functions of cars. These include protection from adverse weather as well as the ability to carry bulky goods other than minimal cargo and multiple passengers.

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