Bluetooth Beacon based technology solution picks up the prize for best innovation at Intelligent Mobility Hackathon.
The Transport Systems Catapult has announced the winner of the UK’s only Intelligent Mobility Hackathon. Team ‘Total Trip’, consisting of Andy Watt, Richard Jordan and Nico Contentin, picked up the win with their Bluetooth Beacon based Technology solution which will provide alternatives to smart ticketing on bus and train journeys.
‘Total Trip’ presented their idea along with teams Hackeye, Yocto, BGN Consulting, Smart Station and VR VCR to a panel of expert judges at The Transport Systems Catapult, Milton Keynes. Teams had previously battled through a 24hr Hackathon over the 4th and 5th June, seeking solutions to problems faced by commuters and travellers around the UK.
The event was backed by Tech Mahindra, as well as a number of organisations such as DfT, IBM and Amazon Web Services, who provided data and expertise to support competitors.
TSC CEO Steve Yianni, who also sat on the judging panel commented:
“All the judges were highly impressed with the solutions presented to us. In a short space of time the teams have converted complex data and technology into ideas which can generate tangible improvements to the travelling public. All six teams provided fantastic solutions to the transport challenges they were given and the judges found it hard to select a winner, but Total Trip just edged it with the Bluetooth enabled transactions.
All the teams generated a great deal of interest amongst members of the judging panel and the wider audience. We are hopeful we will see these ideas made into a reality in due course and I would like to extend my congratulations to all the teams for the hard work that got them here.”