Jaguar Land Rover hackathon has smart mobility theme
The upcoming Jaguar Land Rover Developer Challenge, taking place September 29 and 30 in Slovakia, will encompass the theme of smart mobility. The competition will feature two challenges for developers: a mobile app that will incentivize car sharing, with the aim of decreasing overall vehicle emissions; and a seamless solution for multi-modal transport planning, combining train and bus timetables, city bike schemes, and other useful information within a single interface. Prizes totaling EUR 6,000 are available.
One of the presenters at the hackathon is DOVU, a blockchain transport data initiative. DOVU will showcase its software at the event. The project aims to equip the mobility industry with large, high-quality data sets that are crowdsourced from across the transport ecosystem, from individual travelers to large corporations and third-party services. This extensive and granular data will then be made available to developers and transport companies via a blockchain-based marketplace, rewarding those who provide it with the Ethereum-based DOV token.
DOVU will be involved in the hackathon in a number of ways. The company will be making its current platform available on an as-is basis—giving developers the opportunity to test its functionality before the formal release. This will include access to APIs for Lyft (ridesharing), Citymapper (public transport networks), and Dark Sky (weather data), allowing developers to plug straight into a broad range of transport-related data feeds. What3words, a geo-coding system that is used to communicate location anywhere in the world down to the resolution of a 3x3 m square, can be integrated with these APIs. DOVU will provide remote technical support for participants over the course of the two-day hackathon.
In the future, DOVU's own open APIs will be made available to developers.