Mobility goes Additive
At the hackathon “Mobility goes Additive - The VDI Students Competition” in Berlin, 75 students developed visionary solutions for the mobility of the future. Completely new solutions for passenger seats for different mobility providers were created within 72 hours with the help of additive manufacturing. The team from the Technical University of Darmstadt won the competition. The students convinced the jury with their idea "Chairywear - your chair to wear". The jury comprised representatives from Volkswagen Group along with others from Airbus, Altair and Mobility goes Additive.
COVID Mobility Race
ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab has played host to the global online ‘COVID Mobility Race’ hackathon. The theme of this year’s ideas competition, which took place from 4 to 7 June 2020, set the tone: the event was dedicated to the current challenges facing the automotive industry as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. How can a vehicle be bought and delivered whilst following stringent social distancing measures? What options are there for car buyers to virtually view their dream car? And what role will digital mobility services play in the future? 52 teams from 19 countries came up with surprising and innovative answers to these questions. The Israeli team from high-tech company Matter beat its competitors with 3D virtual showroom technology and will now collaborate with the Czech car manufacturer’s innovation lab.
MAN Hackathon (</Coding the New>)
From 5 to 7 December 2019 in Munich, around 100 participants were ableto have a look into the future of transport & mobility at the first ever hackathon organized by MAN. Under the motto </ Coding the New>, 23 teams developed new ideas in a relaxed atmosphere and, with the help of design thinking approaches and agile methods, designed prototypes for products and solutions relating to transport & mobility topics within the commercial vehicle industry. There were three subject areas to choose from: next to solutions for electric mobility, the focus was on road safety & accident prevention in the context of autonomous driving, as well as on logistics innovations within the transport ecosystem.