ABOUT THE HACK

Ford Mobility's Kerbspace Hack is a two-day innovation sprint inviting tech experts to generate intelligent solutions using the kerbside assets and Data that can improve mobility across cities. 

Digital Kerbspace is a suite of bespoke solutions that have been developed in collaboration with city and local government partners to manage their Kerbspace more effectively. Previous and current work includes digitally mapping city on-street parking, a parking guidance app for drivers, and using live vehicle data to identify empty parking spaces nearby. These solutions can help cities to optimise their kerb assets, enhance revenues and improve traffic flow.

KERBSIDE SOLUTIONS

Key Technology:

Ford Mobility digitally mapped on-street parking in London and developed the parking guidance app, GoPark

Ford Mobility is leveraging its in-house data analytics team to develop city parking management platforms that provide deep insights into the kerb usage.

THE CHALLENGE

Traffic congestion, emissions, road accidents, etc. limit the efficiency of urban transport systems. Kerb plays a pivotal role in transforming urban transport systems, not just for on-street parking but as pick-up/ drop-off points, delivery hotspots, parking new mobility vehicles, etc. 


Participants will be challenged to design a solution that would improve or optimise mobility utilising kerb assets - today and in the future

Teams should focus on one key user while keeping in mind that projects will be 

judged on the bigger picture and their impact in all three areas.

CITIES

Orchestrate kerb assets

Planning and Policy decisions

Improve Road safety

Monitor parking availability and pricing

Manage traffic flow, congestion and air quality

COMMERCE

Ensure operating efficiency

Help businesses save money

Reduce their carbon footprint

Optimise the use of company cars


CITIZENS

Improve travel experience

Gamification apps on parking

Facilitate journey planning

Improve health and wellness

RESOURCES

Kerbspace API

Ford Mobility’s proprietary data set in CurbLR format (SharedStreets) for Camden, including kerb restrictions, kerb permissions, tariffs, linked to kerb geometry.

Openly Available datasets

Camden Open data: Street Lighting Map, Street Works Register, Camden Air Quality Monitoring, Camden Neighbourhood Profile, Location of Trees, Cycle counters, POIs.

On-Street Crime, Road collisions/ fatalities, Parking Services Penalty Charges, EV charging stations

Open data portal: Participants are allowed to use data from all openly available sources, including but not limited to Camden open data, google, TfL open data, open streets, etc.

Infrastructure

Bring your own devices


On-site wifi connection will be available

Teams will use the kerbspace API as base data, 

along with any additional open city data points of their choice.

PRIZE POOL

£10K

WHO CAN JOIN?

STARTUPS

DEVELOPERS

DESIGNERS

MARKETING 

EXPERTS

STUDENTS

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

HACKATHON AGENDA

Saturday, 30 November

09:30

10:30

11:00

12:00 

13:00 

14:00

16:00

18:00

20:00

21:00

Registration / breakfast

Welcoming / intro

Idea pitching / team formation

Coding starts

Lunch

Kerbspace workshop

Tech mentor pitstops

Drone Race

Dinner

Code, code, code...

Sunday, 1 December

09:00

09:30

10:00

11:00 

13:00

16:00

16:30

19:30

Breakfast

Teamwork

Pitching workshop

Logistics tests

Lunch

End of code

Final demos

Winners announcement

VENUE

Wallacespace Spitalfields, London

Ford Mobility designs, grows and invests in emerging mobility services and connectivity solutions. Our aim is to deliver new transport initiatives and address urban transportation challenges. Using technology, innovation and a collaborative approach, we want to improve the way people and goods move.

With our mobility business, we’re using the same customer centric approach as when we design and build cars and vans. Putting individual citizen priorities first to build the best solutions for the city. This is what we call City:One.

As the global population grows, more people are moving into cities. And the way they move around their cities is changing faster than ever.

Helping the world move smarter.

CONTACT

Check out the hackathon FAQ page

or email the event support team directly at 

andrea@bemyapp.com

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