Louis Schwitzer Prize 2021 rewards biomedical engineering for driver safety INDYCAR®
– The 55th annual award goes to Terry Trammell, MD
– BorgWarner and the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers International sponsor this annual award
– The program recognizes engineering excellence
INDIANAPOLIS, May 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The 55e annual Louis schwitzer The award was presented to Terry trammell, MD, for his work on biomedical engineering for INDYCAR® Driver safety earlier in the day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Dr. Trammell’s many contributions have advanced motorsport safety and prevented driver injuries. Using a data-driven approach, engineering principles and medical expertise, his efforts have been recognized in several motorsport safety organizations around the world.
“We are proud to once again sponsor the Louis schwitzer Award – a program that goes beyond honoring the riders behind the wheels and instead highlights the innovation and engineering excellence behind the scenes of this world-class motorsport event, ”said Frédéric Lissalde, President and CEO of BorgWarner Inc. “Like INDYCAR, BorgWarner is committed to maintaining and continually improving our safety culture and Dr. Trammell has made impressive progress in optimizing vehicle safety for these drivers. “
In addition to Dr Trammell’s renowned orthopedic abilities, his undergraduate degree is in chemical engineering with a specialization in biomedical engineering. Since the early 1990s he has worked to develop definitive data on racing accidents using the latest technology. From the first crash data loggers to newer units like the new ADR4, Dr Trammell has been instrumental in their development. The resulting G-force database has been used to continuously develop improved materials and design for racing cars.
Awarded by engineers to engineers, this annual award commemorates the innovative spirit of Louis schwitzer, automotive engineer and pioneer who won the first car race at IMS in 1909. Each year, the award is given to innovative engineers who have developed cutting-edge concepts that enhance competitive potential and focus on advancements that increase safety , performance or efficiency of Indy 500 racing cars. The winners receive $ 10,000 and their names added to Louis schwitzer Award Trophy, which can be found at the IMS Museum.
Beyond sponsoring this engineer-focused award, BorgWarner contributes to the excitement of the Indianapolis 500 in different ways. Each year, the winner of the Indy 500 receives the honor of receiving the iconic Borg-Warner Trophy® and have the resemblance of their face sculpted and permanently affixed to the trophy. Likewise, the winner will receive a BorgWarner Championship Drivers Trophy.® or “Baby Borg“- a miniature version of the Borg-Warner Trophy – as their personal memory. The global product leader in providing innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market is also the official turbocharger partner of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, providing its EFR ™ (Engineered for racing) turbochargers to boost the engines of racing cars participating in the Indianapolis 500. BorgWarner also adds $ 20,000 each year to a rolling jackpot destined for the next consecutive winner of the Indy 500. This year, Takuma Sato has its chance at the cash prize, which currently stands at $ 380,000.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a global leader in providing innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. Leveraging its original equipment expertise, BorgWarner also provides industry-leading product and service solutions to the global aftermarket. With manufacturing and technical facilities at 96 locations in 24 countries, the company employs approximately 50,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.
The Borg-Warner Trophy®, BorgWarner Championship Drivers Trophy®and BorgWarner Championship Team Owners Trophy® are trademarks of BorgWarner Inc.
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