MIT System Design and Management (SDM) alumnus Eric C. Cahill (former Hugh Hampton Young fellow) has been named senior director of the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to design and build a production-capable super-efficient car. Sponsored by the nonprofit X PRIZE Foundation, the automotive competition follows in the tracks of the 2004 Ansari X PRIZE, which made headlines worldwide by awarding $10 million for the successful demonstration of privately funded, manned spaceflight. “The grand challenge format, which the X PRIZE Foundation is leading—is ideally suited to precipitate advances along technology pathways that are fundamental to human advancement,” said Cahill. Continue reading the article on MIT SDM.
SDM Alum Eric Cahill to Lead $10M X Prize Competition
July 8, 2009