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Lear Philippines Hosts 4th Innovation Olympics for University Students

As part of the effort to build relationships with local engineering universities, Lear Cebu's Philippine Engineering and Technology Center (PETC) conducted its 4thLear Innovation Olympics last month in the PETC facility. The annual event's purpose is to recognize the innovative talents of university engineering students.

In this year's competition focusing on what tomorrow's vehicle should have, five entries were chosen as the finalists among the 21 received. They are:

  • Cebu Technological University - SMS and Image Emergency Alarm System for Crime-Related Incidents in Taxicabs using Internet of Things
  • University of San Jose-Recoletos - Car Seat Ergonomic Adjustment System Using ATMega2560 and Bluetooth
  • Cebu Institute of Technology University - Intelligent Headlight Control System with the Use of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
  • Cebu Institute of Technology University - Automotive Multi-Safety System (AMS)
  • University of San Carlos - Future-Proof Infrasonic Resonating Extinguisher (F.I.R.E.)

The students presented their ideas to a panel of PETC judges, followed by a question and answer session to articulate their concepts in depth. The format is designed to provide the students a high-level presentation opportunity as well as interaction with industry engineers.

The juried competition gauged how well these new ideas can revolutionize the current automotive industry with vehicles featuring state-of-the-art technology that is both efficient and environmentally friendly.

The champion in this year's event is the Cebu Technological University - SMS and Image Emergency Alarm System for Crime Related Incidents in Taxicabs using Internet of Things.

"The Lear Philippines Innovation Olympics helps to promote Lear's brand reputation among Cebu's engineering students as a company with a strong drive for innovation and to present Lear as an employer of choice among these students when they graduate," Hans Ehlers (VP – ASEAN Ops.) commented.

The contest is also driving the quality of student research and innovation efforts as the champion's title has now begun to acquire prestige among the universities, with the annual event now stimulating internal university contests for their entry selection.

Lear Cebu's Philippine Engineering and Technology Center (PETC) was established in 1992 and covers an area of 6000 square meters (65,000 sq. ft.). Lear PETC has nearly 750 team members and mainly provides engineering support to Lear's global customers. With a population of almost 4 million, Cebu is located about 570 kilometers (350 miles) southeast of Manila.

Posted on 12/11/2017

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