The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP) display at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit featured two museum exhibit pieces from PIAXP’s national education outreach program funded by the US Department of Energy.
One display included interactive activities demonstrating viscosity of oil, sources for alternative fuels, a demonstration of how tire inflation affects friction and fuel efficiency, and an overview of the fuel sources utilized by X PRIZE competitors.
The accompanying kiosk showcased the X PRIZE finalist teams and video highlights of the DASH+ competition, the winning team trips to Michigan and Washington, DC, a visit by the West Philly X PRIZE team to McKinley Tech High School, their White House meeting with President Obama, and an overview of Under the Hood- Drive Change Today interactive science center exhibits. The resources of the Fuel Our Future Now site at fuelourfuturenow.com were also promoted to NAIAS visitors.
Two components of the Under the Hood - Drive Change Today science center exhibits featured prominently in the PIAXP display area at NAIAS. The pieces were on loan from outreach partner, The Henry Ford Museum in nearby Dearborn, MI.