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‘Automotive X Prize’

Engineering alumnus and racecar driver Brad Jaeger BE’07 Edison2 team wins fuel-efficient car top prize

Sep. 24, 2010—Teams from Virginia, North Carolina and Winterthur, Switzerland, with roots in the world of auto racing have won the first Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, the $10 million competition aimed at advancing the technology for more fuel-efficient vehicles. One of the two Edison2 Very Light Car models, whose design took first place, was driven by...

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Engineering grad takes top honors in one of the nation’s most innovative technical challenges

Aug. 11, 2010—Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Brad Jaeger, BE’07 is part of an elite group of nine vehicles from seven teams that will continue in their pursuit of a multimillion dollar prize for super fuel-efficient cars. Jaeger is the Director of Research and Development for the Virginia-based team called Edison2. The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE is a...

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