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FISITA and Daimler call on engineers of the future in visionary competition

8 February 2016

FISITA, the international organisation for the automotive engineering profession, has launched a global student innovation competition, giving entrants the chance to win attendance at EuroBrake, in Milan, Italy and prize money.

The EuroBrake Student Innovation Competition (ESIC), kindly sponsored by Daimler, is asking students to consider the implications for vehicle braking systems on autonomous driving. Twenty finalists will be invited to exhibit their work at EuroBrake 2016, the world’s largest braking conference and exhibition organised by FISITA, which takes place in Milan in June 2016. Five finalists will be selected to present their work to the judges and the overall winner will be awarded EUR 500 in prize money.

Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, said: “This promises to be an exciting competition, giving students an incredible opportunity to learn directly from leading figures in industry and academia. We are extremely grateful to Daimler for their support, which will help us to discover the engineers of the future and support their future career in automotive engineering.”

Klaus Jäckel, Head of Engineering Wheel Brake Systems from Daimler AG, added: “Young people define our future. In accordance with this statement we gladly support the initiative to invest into the creative directors for tomorrow. No other event provides competition participants with the opportunity to engage with a large circle of international experts, to socialise in networks and to get valuable hints on entering into working life. All this paired with an amazing master program in one of the most beautiful metropolises of Europe!”

As part of a three day programme of events, students will attend a special keynote presentation and a private Q&A session with members of the EuroBrake Steering Committee. Students will also be able to enjoy a tour of the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" or the "Museo Storico Alfa Romeo".

ESIC asks the students to submit a written technical abstract by Monday 21 March (no more than 2 A4 pages) to outline their ideas and vision of the implications for vehicle braking systems of autonomous driving. For more information and to apply see: