Today's youth is the future. This was confirmed on the Education Day on Friday 31 March, the last day of the Automotive Week 2017. Over 200 national and foreign students gathered on the Automotive Campus in Helmond. These youngsters will help to make tomorrow's world in the area of automotive and smart mobility a reality.
The would-be engineers got a warming-up from Carlo van de Weijer (TU/e and TomTom), who took them on a tour of the world of automotive and smart mobility. That tomorrow's world will look different from today's is a given. ‘But what shape it will take, is something that you will help to determine. Don't be afraid of technological developments, because they cannot be stopped. Exponential technology will keep you moving!’
The students then dispersed. They had the opportunity to attend various mini lectures. The day finished with six inspiring pitches by TU/e students. Among them was the Storm student team that recently made a trip around the world in 80 days with the motorbike they made themselves.
With the Education Day the Automotive Week 2017 came to a close.