There are more than 1.2 billion cars in the world, more than a hundred thousand flights per day are made, countless hours are spent commuting between home and work, making mobility a core component of life in the 21th century.
However, opportunities come with challenges. National governments and companies have been increasingly focusing on so-called "smart mobility": developing solutions for faster and more convenient transportation that would reduce pollution and the time spent commuting, as well as improving the efficiency and sustainability of logistics.
In order to find solutions to these challenges Garage48, the Embassy of the Netherlands, and Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) bring the Future of Mobility hackathon to Latvia! This hackathon will aim to create innovative ideas and robust solutions concerning the mobility of people and goods, and the sustainability of transportation and logistics. The hackathon will include mentors, jury members, and participants from the Netherlands bringing their expertise to this event.
At the Future of Mobility hackathon, we encourage participants to focus on the following themes:
1. Alternative Mobility
Tackling issues related to car-sharing, car-pooling, micro transit, ride-hailing, bike-sharing, cycling, walking, incentive schemes, community schemes, affordable transport, total cost of vehicle ownership, connection of suburban areas with city centre, indoor navigation in public transport stations, internet in public transport vehicles, facial recognition, dynamic use of dedicated lanes as positive motivation for participation in sharing economy, blockchain applications.
2. Navigation and Innovative Use of Traffic Data
Including big data applications, advanced trip planning, taxi and GPS traffic data utilisation, innovative applications for public transport and drivers, real-time transport flow management, dynamic use of dedicated lanes.
3. Mobility as a Service
Solving different challenges connected to increased congestion, growing public transport, CO2 reduction, growing pressure on space and infrastructure in urban areas.
4. Smart Urban Logistics
Including optimal planning of warehouse locations, efficient utilisation of warehouse space and delivery infrastructure, alternative courier services, courier-sharing (uber of courier services), smart pick-up points, last-mile multiple-service integration, real-time monetization of returned goods.
Participants can join with their own ideas, participate in a challenge offered by one of our partners, or join someone else's idea presented at the hackathon.
More information on the challenges will be offered soon.
Who can participate?
- Front-end, Back-end and Mobile developers
- Data scientists
- Experts in transportation/logistics/smart mobility
- UX and UI designers
- Business visionaries
- Product managers
We offer you warm meals three times a day, snacks and drinks, and fast wifi. Make sure to sign up SOON, because the tickets are selling out FAST. Register here.