Connected Vehicle Challenge - Winners Announced

This year’s entries in the Connected Vehicle Challenge were more technology driven than ever. Out of the box thinking by our universities and start-ups set the tone for innovation.


The 2019 Connect Vehicle Challenge Winners

First Place:

Sam Stone and Layne Gustafson, State University of New York at Binghamton: HazARD: Hazard Autonomous Reporting and Detection

Second Place:

Andrew Ferree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Connected Pedestrians and Cyclists

Third Place:

Konstantin Berezin, presented by Bruce Coventry: Caaresys: Contactless Passenger Monitoring System


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Competition Finalists

CPD - Child Presence Detection
Bruce Coventry, Caaresys

Connected Two Wheelers, Safe Two Wheelers
Rutooj Deshpande, Team: GoVidYouth Mobility

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Project Proposal
Andrew Ferree, Zachary Saidman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Duality Proposal
Apurva Shah, Duality Robotics

Digi Plates
Ali Simeto, Ulozi motors

HazARD: Hazard Autonomous Reporting and Detection
Sam Stone and Layne Gustafson, Binghamton University

Connected Vehicle Accident Predictor for Pedestrian Safety
Lisheng Yang, Virginia Tech

Panelist of Judges


  • Mitch Dornich, Vice President of Product at Sirius XM, Connected Vehicle
  • Michael G. Carpenter, Vehicle Performance Owner – Active Safety, General Motors Company
  • Oliver Spiess, Director Product Strategy, ZF
  • Timothy Yerdon, Executive, Ford Motor Co.
  • Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger
Organized by the SAE Vehicle Internet of Things Program Committee.

Connect Vehicle Challenge Sponsors