Submission Requirements

To compete in the Modeling the Future Challenge students must submit a written report describing their mathematical model of the future of self-driving vehicles. The report should be written in no less than 10pt font, single spaced pages, submitted in PDF or MS Word format and should be no more than 30 pages long, including figures. This report must include the following sections:

  1. Executive Summary (Up to 2 pages max): This summary should provide an easy to read overview of your expected changes in three areas (transportation, insurance, and society at large) and how you came to those determinations.
  2. Transportation Industry Changes (Up to 10 pages max): In this section, describe the changes you expect to see in the transportation industry. Respond to the questions noted in Part 1 of the “Challenge Statement." Describe the expected changes and risks to the industry associated with those changes. Include the methodology and mathematical calculations you used to make these projections.
  3. Insurance Industry Changes (Up to 10 pages max): In this section, describe how the insurance industry should respond to the expected changes in the transportation industry. How will they change their policies based on the changes you expect? Respond to the questions noted in Part 2 of the “Challenge Statement.” Include the methodology and mathematical calculations you used to make these projections.
  4. Society at Large Changes (Up to 5 pages max): In this section, describe a sector of society that your model expects to change with the adoption of autonomous vehicles. Describe this change and how you came to your determination. Identify the effects this change will have on society. Respond to the questions noted in Part 3 of the “Challenge Statement." Include the methodology and mathematical calculations you used to make these projections.
  5. Conclusions and Recommendations (Up to 3 pages max): Make recommendations for how each industry should respond to these expected changes. What could be done to mitigate risks or negative effects from the adoption of autonomous vehicles? What can be done to increase the positive changes on society?