Years of hard work by staff, teams, and volunteers involved with the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE has finally culminated at the Finals Event of the competition. 12 remaining teams are putting their vehicles to the ultimate test this week, meeting minimum efficiency requirements of 100MPGe, minimum range requirements of 100 miles (alternative class) / 200 miles (mainstream class), and required safety standards.
At this point, you're probably thinking, "That sounds cool. So what's the best way to follow the Finals?" Well, here is your quick guide to following the PIAXP events happening over the next several days.
Come Visit the Michigan International Speedway
Seeing these amazingly fuel-efficient cars in action and speaking to the teams firsthand about their vehicles is a truly unique experience -- and one that the public is invited to take part in on Friday, July 23! If you are in the area, we are pleased to invite you to the Michigan International Speedway so that you can see the Finals event, speak to the teams, and see the cars up close. Here are the details:
- Event is free!
- The Speedway will be open to the public from 10am - 4pm.
- Use the Brooklyn Highway entrance to the Michigan International Speedway. You will then be directed to the designated parking area.
- Vehicles will be available for viewing, teams will be available for questions. Finals events will be taking place on the track.
We hope to see you at the track!
Track the PIAXP online -- we're everywhere!
Follow the competition online by visiting the "Live" section of the website, at http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/live. On this page you can:
- View the competition schedule and event details
- View real-time telemetry of cars on the track, including MPGe and track position
- Watch the live webcast and chat with X PRIZE/team members, or cheer on your favorite team
- View recent YouTube videos, Flickr photos, Facebok and Twitter updates
This is sure to be an action-packed week as the competition heats up and the winners of $10 Million in prize purses are determined. We hope that you'll share the excitement with us!