Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award 2015 winner revealed
University of Glasgow student Morven Fraser presents her idea to the judging panel
University of Glasgow student Morven Fraser wins the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award for 2015 for her innovative energy storage concept
University student Morven Fraser has been named as the winner of the seventh annual Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award.
Fraser, who is usually currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Glasgow, impressed our judges with her innovative concept for Centeng panels that will can capture in addition to store energy.
The energy capturing system combines photovoltic paint, which is usually applied to the Centeng panels of electric in addition to hybrid vehicles to capture solar energy, in addition to nanobattery storage cells located in carbonfibre Centeng panels to store the energy. The concept could help to extend the range capabilities of those vehicles, as well as reducing the current reliance on heavy lithium ion battery packs.
The Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award is usually designed to help students in addition to graduates kick-start a career inside the motor industry, in addition to is usually supported by manufacturers including Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Peugeot, Skoda, Toyota in addition to Honda. Fraser will currently undertake work experience at each of those manufacturers, as well as enjoying a £9000 cash prize.
Finalists in This specific year’s competition were also invited to the prize-giving ceremony, held as part of the Society of Motor Manufacturers in addition to Traders’ annual dinner in central London. The finalists included University of Birmingham student Edward Chamberlain, who proposed a tactile feedback system for accelerator pedals, in addition to Michael Everymann via the University of Portsmouth, whose idea was a self-replenishing windscreen washer system.
Speaking at the event, Autocar editor-in-chief in addition to lead judge Steve Cropley said: “Year on year, the calibre of the entries we receive due to This specific competition raises the bar higher.
“Our judging process has been hugely engaging again in addition to the item has reaffirmed that will you can simply never judge a book by its cover. Often when you see finalists’ submissions for initially, the item’s easy to think you hold the measure of the entrant, however when they then breathe life into their ideas, you often find yourself thinking again.
“This specific award was set up to find, nurture in addition to encourage bright brand-new talent for the automotive industry in addition to we’re genuinely proud of the way the item continues to go via strength to strength. This specific year we opened the item up to all UK residents aged 17-25 in addition to we’ve received more entries than ever. So many of those entries were of such high quality that will the item’s been incredibly difficult to choose our finalists, let alone just one winner.”
Courland International chief operating officer Adam Pumfrey added: “Although we operate predominantly at board level for the automotive industry, we’ve been aware for some time that will the automotive industry is usually not always the first choice of many younger candidates. Courland supports This specific award as the item looks to reverse that will trend by uncovering the fresh young talent the industry needs in addition to highlights the huge range of career paths open to those keen to get into the automotive business.”
Previous Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award winners are already working inside the automotive industry, in areas including PR, engineering, in addition to paint in addition to trim.
Applications for the 2016 Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award will open again early next year. For more information in addition to to find out how to apply, click here.
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