Carnegie Mellon Team Wins Quick Startup 2019 With Idea to Enhance Driver Safety

A team from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) took first place at Quick Startup 2019, with their idea called VisKit. The idea, which the team developed during the three-day competition, is an all-in-one, dashboard mounted, heads-up display and mobile phone carriage to make sure drivers keep their eyes on the road. The system provides access to driving directions and advanced safety features like night vision and collision detection, without having drivers look at their mobile phones.

Quick Startup is a competition for university students and new graduates to create a business plan and investor pitch over the course of a weekend. The winning team was comprised of four graduating seniors from CMU-Q’s Business Administration Program: Ommar Aburaddad, Mohamed Hamdi, Faisal Mir and Haris Syed.