Volvo Trucks Open Innovation Challenge
On 20-21 March 2015 Volvo Trucks organized an open innovation contest in hackathon format in cooperation with Vehicle ICT Arena. The aim is to create innovation in IT services for the transport industry, based on the platform Automotive Grade Android - AGA.
Entrants designed, developed, assessed and tested automotive third-party applications using the Automotive-Grade Android (AGA) platform. Such third-party applications should:
- be safe to use
- interact with the driver while the driver is driving
- related to operating a truck
- take advantage of information available in a truck (for example, using structured vehicle information in the Fleet Management System (FMS) Standard).
Volvo Cars Challenge UX
The Volvo Cars Challenge UX event is arranged by Volvo Cars and sponsored and hosted by Vehicle ICT Arena. The event aims at creating innovation within the area of connected services to bridge the connected home to car and to utilize the “Volvo Cars Time” created by autonomous driving.
The expected outcomes are novel ideas for services that contain:
- a well-documented consumer need
- presented in a car HMI by using:
- data that could be available in the car’s electrical system and
- data that could be available in the cloud
The challenge contains two stages:
- Idea description using text, pictures, movies or other media suitable for the presentation-purpose. Volvo Cars will after screening and interviews select three finalists for the second stage
Finalists in the competition were Interaktionsbyrån, Pelagicore and Semcon, where the team from Pelagicore won the competition. Read more about the awards
Volvo Cars Challenge Active Safety
The Volvo Cars Challenge I event is arranged by Volvo Cars and sponsored and hosted by Vehicle ICT Arena. The event aims at creating active safety innovations using the open innovation methodology.
The innovative ideas shall aim at new functions within the area Active/Integrated Safety and Driver Support that can be implemented in a VCC vehicle project 2015/2016.
The challenge will be done in two stages:
- Idea description using text, pictures or other media. Volvo Cars will after screening and interviews select three finalists for the second stage
- Implementation in a simulation tool in computers supplied by Volvo Cars
Finalists in the competition was Semcon, Halmstad University / Viktoria Swedish ICT and Semcon, where the team from Semcon won the competition.