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2010-06-30 18:50:00

15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue in Pursuit of Ten Million Dollars in Prize Money for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars BROOKLYN, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new generation of vehicles capable of achieving 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent), concluded its Knockout Qualifying Stage. This second stage is part of a rigorous multi-stage and multi-month testing of viable and...

2010-06-16 11:00:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EDV Technologies from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA, has been named the Grand Prize winner of the DASH+ student contest. More than 10,000 online votes representing all 50 states were combined with scores from an independent panel of expert judges to determine which semi-finalist team would travel to Detroit this summer to pitch their dashboard of the future to automotive industry representatives. To view the multimedia assets...

2010-05-27 12:16:00

FREE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 29 ST. LOUIS, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Saint Louis Science Center will host a free, open to the public, community science day this Saturday, May 29 to give visitors a unique experience exploring vehicle technologies and energy efficiency. The event will feature interactive presentations, an "Under the Hood" activity cart with hands-on energy experiments, and an opportunity to view a vehicle from the Progressive Insurance Automotive X...

2010-05-03 13:45:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of planning, designing and collaborating, three teams of students from Santa Barbara, CA, San Jose, CA, and Dearborn, MI have been named semi-finalists in the DASH+ high school student contest that challenges students to use their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills and their creativity to design an eco-friendly automotive dashboard of the future. An independent panel of expert judges chose the three...

2010-04-27 07:30:00

LANSING, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Alias, a prototype electric sports car from ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), has qualified for the Shakedown stage of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP) competition for 100 MPG equivalent and above cars now underway at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The innovative all-electric ZAP Alias will appear this Thursday, April 29th, during kick-off ceremonies for the PIAXP at the Michigan state capitol in Lansing....

2010-04-26 08:02:00

Vehicles From Around the Globe Begin Performance Testing Today in Pursuit of the Multimillion Dollar Cash Prize for Super Fuel Efficient Cars **Celebratory Kickoff Event Planned at Michigan State Capitol on Thursday, April 29** BROOKLYN, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 28 teams, representing 36 super fuel efficient vehicles from across the globe will begin arriving at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI to officially start on-track performance testing...

2010-03-02 09:00:00

Company to Implement a Signature Data Acquisition System to Transmit Feedback on the Performance of Competition Vehicles in Real Time. PLAYA VISTA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The X PRIZE Foundation today announced details of a unique partnership with Illinois-based MOREY Corporation to benefit the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition designed to inspire a new generation of viable, safe and super fuel-efficient vehicles. MOREY, an...

2010-02-19 07:40:02

NASA will honor the achievements of the 2009 Centennial Challenges prize winners and competition hosts with a technical symposium Feb. 25 and a recognition ceremony Feb. 26. Centennial Challenges is NASA's program of technology prizes for the citizen-inventor. Nine prizes totaling $3.65 million were awarded in 2009. Both events will be held at the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, Washington. The Centennial Challenges Technical Symposium will take place...

2010-01-15 03:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Giant Leap, a space exploration company competing for the Google Lunar X PRIZE, has officially announced the appointment of Chris Pavlovski as their Director of Marketing. Mr. Pavlovski is currently the CEO of JMG - Jolt Media Group Ltd., a privately held digital media company based in Toronto, Canada. Chris is a veteran in online marketing and advertising. At JMG, Chris works with various advertising agencies and companies including Warner Bros.,...

2010-01-12 12:20:00

$10 Million Competition for Super Fuel Efficient Vehicles Announces Partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation to Host Multi-Stage On-Track Challenges DETROIT, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE has chosen the state of Michigan to host an intense multi-stage competition that aims to pit some of the world's most fuel efficient vehicles against one another in a quest to win their share of a $10 million prize purse. Fifty-one...


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