The 54 contest days were filled with inspiring ideas and business models for a more sustainable and innovative urban mobility.
Using the HYVE Innovation Platform, we have invited stakeholders from different fields (Science, Citizens, Industry & City administration) to share and evaluate mobility solutions for a more sustainable city life.
A big THANK YOU to all the participants for their commitment! Each presented solution has a great potential in improving our mobile life in the cities. Hopefully this does not end here and we get to see and use some of the solutions in Munich.
Our jury members (representatives from all partners) had no easy task in choosing and the debates were intense. The time has come to present the winners of this year's Smart Mobility Solutions Contest.
I Place: Stefan Aulehner
Stefan proposed to apply principles of gamification to Munich’s public transportation system.
“Incentivize commuters by a gamified reward system where they earn credits proportional to the distance travelled on the rail system.” […] “According to a study in Singapore, the traffic at peak-hours can be reduced by 10% in six months.”
We're looking forward to get rewarded with the MVV-App!
II Place: Jan Lühmann
Jan imagines a demand-adaptive fleet of electric minibuses for the city's outskirts.
"These Minibuses could be driven by the inhabitants and modify routes dynamically according to current traffic and demand. They would be a great alternative to bring inhabitants from the city-suburbs to the park-and-ride or central stations. "
A perfect way to bridge the mobility gap for the suburbs!
III Place: Kate Rushton
Kate wants to build a sharing-delivery system, by maximizing the existing logistics capacity.
"An app where white van owners, motorcycle couriers and other delivery vehicles post time slots, available delivery load capacity and their delivery routes. SMEs can then book space for deliveries within a city at reduced cost, reducing traffic on the road, reducing CO2 emissions, reducing costs for businesses and generating additional revenue for delivery companies."
Looking forward to seeing the first prototype of DeliverIT!
I Place: Carzapp
Carzapp is an enabler of the sharing-models within a city. This smart solution can be easily applied to multiple business-fields, giving the Start-Up from Berlin a high growth potential.
“Carzapp provides complete smart access solutions to any kind of physical resource, be it your car, your house or even a construction machine. You can remotely provide access to a third person. To provide this service we have our own hardware called the ZappKit which gets attached to your resource.”
Car- or bike-sharing would be hard to imagine without carzapp!
II Place: Crocodile
You probably know this from the non-digital world. Crocodile from London translated the walking bus into an app.
“Too many children regularly travel to school by car - in the UK for example, 40% of children aged 4-11 commute to school this way. […] Walking buses - groups of children supervised by adults - are an excellent alternative for busy parents. […] Our digital technology supports flexible scheduling of walking buses, makes it easier for parents to organize informal groups, engages children through smart reward schemes and connects walking bus initiatives with volunteers.”
What a great example on how technology is enabling social entrepreneurship!
III Place: Shippies
Shippies, from Frankfurt, is building the largest service-delivery network focusing on last-mile delivery for retailers and services.
“Rethinking city logistics through technology, we utilize existing transport resources as well as individuals to reduce or eliminate CO2 emissions. Why service delivery? Because we add additional value to the transportation process, for example, we´re building a customized app-based solution for travelers to spontaneously check-in their luggage via an app and drop-off their luggage at train stations or airports.”
You can also become a Shippies member!
THE MOST ACTIVE PARTICIPANT
THE MOST LIKED IDEA
Tank Taler, an ascending Start-Up from Munich, received the most community votes. With it's solution based on an OBD-Dongle , Tank Taler offers an integrated approach for three of the currently biggest automotive transportation challenges: Parking, Payment and Traffic.
"With an OBD-Dongle that you can plug-in easily into your car, you connect your car with the cloud. With the information where your car is and how fast you are driving, the system can offer you a lot of services:
1. With the *DrivingCoach*, the app can show and learn you how to drive with less fuel consumption and how to drive saver.
2. With the *ParkingAssistant*, parking is much easier and faster. You see a free parking spot in the app when another user left a parking spot. Then you park your car but you don't have to search for a payment machine. Like magic, the payment happens automatically - without doing anything. This can be easily integrated with MVG parking spaces, so you can get your train and you do not have to care about your car ticket. Everything is seamlessly integrated with your mobile phone.
3. And finally, with precise GPS and speed data, the *NavigationOptimizer* is able to show, analyze and predict traffic very precise and your navigation system can offer you a faster alternative route. So you will spend less time and less money. After your trip, you see all analysis of your ride and you can see how much faster your shortcut was!
The dongle can be plugged in into nearly every car and is a sustainable and easy solution for many services that can be built on top."
THE MOST CRAZY IDEA
Artsvi took biking to another level: up to the sky. Sky is indeed the limit in an ideation process, unfortunately "Feasibility" was one of our evaluation criteria. Artsvi thank you for this courageous approach!
"These are new and small in size air balloons (for the nearest future) which are moving at 20-30 km/h speed and taking up some 8-10 passengers (moving at some 200-400 meters above ground). So these could be used as an alternative public transport means in big cities for transferring people at fixed period of time from one end to another end (usually 30-40 km) where traffic congestion is very unpredictable and the duration time would not be always guaranteed by using other transport means.
The air balloon should have one professional instructor/driver and passengers should bike (move pedals) balloon as a team. "