Prof. Cagatay Basdogan and his students (Enes Selman Ege and Furkan Cetin) won the first prize for their “Vibrating Steering Wheel” project in “R&D Project Market and Design Competation for Automative Sector”, organized by the Automative Industry Exporters’ Union and supported by Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Economy and Turkish Exporters Assembly. The system, which became news in popular New Scientist magazine aims to reduce the navigation errors by displaying the GPS-based navigation commands through vibration motors embedded into the steering wheel of a car.

Enes Selman Ege (Ph.D. student in Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory) received the award from Turkish Minister of Economy, Zafar Caglayan, at a ceremony on May 17, 2012.