The ITS Hackathon took place at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 October 2015, and it was co-organised by the MOBiNET project and Michelin Bibendum Challenge, in partnership with eSafety Aware and FIA. The Hackathon invited academics from universities and research centres, start-ups, app developers and service providers to develop innovative services and applications using the MOBiNET platform and the data sources and services that the Platform provides.
The participants used the MOBiNET platform facilities and worked on real case studies in order to find solutions to existing problems. The participants received technical support by representatives of the MOBiNET consortium, such as DLR, ICCS and Aalborg University. The ITS Hackathon basic goal was to make the team work on a European dimension, thus facilitating the development of a large shared mobility e-marketplace. It was focused in two different areas: Intelligent Mobility (sponsored by MOBiNET) and Road Safety (sponsored by eSafetyAware).
Winners of the ITS Hackathon received monetary prizes and the opportunity to develop their concept into an operational service and demonstrate it at the European ITS Congress in Glasgow in 2016.
The Jury, which included representatives of Michelin, ERTICO, FIA, Allianz Global Telematics, ITS Finland,HERE, Glasgow City and Uber, declared as winners the following:
- Bobby (10,000 euro and incubation): an application that becomes a personal assistant and sends via SMS, traffic information and delays on the bus or train, while it allows the user to book parking or bike sharing, so as to facilitate and speed up the daily commute (for example, the route from home to work etc.).
- AllGreen (10,000 euro) is an app that monitors the vehicle's speed and the rate of emission of C02 in a fun way, suggesting a way to drive more carefully and responsibly.
- Sensity (3 x months incubation): is a kind of social mobility, or in other words a collaborative platform for sharing behaviors and mobility experiences. Members have the opportunity to vote geotagged mobility services. It also lets you organize events between people who are located at the same area or who are making the same trip and share route information based on feedback and user ratings.