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IndyCar’s Aeroscreen wins engineering award

The engineers behind IndyCar’s protective Aeroscreen have been given the 54th annual Louis Schwitzer Award, an award that honors engineers who innovate new motorsports technology concepts that can be used at the Indianapolis 500. The Aeroscreen will see its first use in the famed race next weekend, as the safety device is mandatory on all cars beginning this season. The 45-pound structure is constructed from a 3D-printed titanium “halo” combined with a ballistic windscreen to protect the driver’s heads in all manner of dangerous situations. Drivers have universally praised the Aeroscreen through the first races of the season, especially after the effectiveness of the device was...
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