Allison Transmission founder James Allison was also one of the original founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). In fact, Allison was team owner of the 1919 Indy 500 winner. That relationship continues today as Allison Transmission has announced it will co-sponsor an “Emerging Technology Day” in May 2011 at IMS, as part of the legendary Brickyard’s 100th anniversary Indy 500 celebration.
The tech event will feature innovative renewable technologies and include three competitions:
- The Formula Hybrid, an exhibition competition that challenges university students to design, build and race high performance, plug-in hybrid vehicles
- The American Solar Challenge, a competition to design, build and drive solar-powered cars
- A Purdue University electric-powered ‘‘kart race”