Made Smarter Collaboration Portal

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Company: DTran Tech
Idea:
Convert a truck trailer skirt to a smart skirt by adding sensors and software that can quantifying aerodynamic efficiency of a truck trailer. We add pressure sensors to the skirt to start receiving data, this data can be visualized in a dashboard. We use this data to come up with the most efficient positioning of the skirt to accomplish maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The sensors can measure drag, which helps in measuring fuel efficiency. Cameras could be used for automatic retraction of the skirt for clearance and during high speed winds.