C2SMART Faculty Judge Forbes Idea Incubator Challenge
Deputy Director Joseph Chow and C2SMART PI Sarah Kaufman served as judges for the Forbes Idea Incubator Challenge, an event sponsored by Audi in which female students at NYU Tandon pitched concepts for ways to address the impact that electric vehicles and related infrastructure will have on urban mobility. The event is an extension of Audi’s sponsorship of the 2018 Forbes Women’s Summit, held in New York June 18-19.
The winning team, made up of Tandon undergraduate students Tasmia Anika, Aida Mehovič, Nicole Lyons, and Vidya Gopalakrishna, devised an idea for a system that would split power distribution at electric vehicle charging stations. Their proposed device would both allow more vehicles to be charged at existing power stations and provide data to city planners that could be used to optimize further infrastructure development.
“Given that one of our criteria was the feasibility of the solution, they really excelled in that category,” Dr. Chow said of the team.
Read more about the event on NYU Tandon website.