Ford has named the Prize Winners in its Innovate Mobility Challenge series, a key part of Ford Smart Mobility – the first widespread implementation of the company’s long-term plan for sustainable mobility solutions.
The series is comprised of 11 global challenges in which Ford invited developers to come up with innovative solutions to mobility problems around the world. Challenges included delivering healthcare solutions in Tamil Nadu, providing real-time information to improve transportation during Monsoons in Mumbai, decrease time taken to get help after a traumatic incident in Delhi, busting traffic congestion in some of China’s most densely populated cities, and improving the delivery of goods and services in Portugal.
Winners from around the world were showcased during Ford President and CEO Mark Fields’ 2015 International CES keynote address, which outlined the company’s far-reaching plans in mobility, connectivity and autonomy to create a better world for millions of drivers all over the globe.
Global solutions to local challenges
For each challenge, Ford worked with local experts to address the unique mobility needs of that location. Once the submissions came in, a panel of local experts and Ford executives involved in mobility solutions judged each competition.
Here are the winners of the Asia Pacific challenges:
Mumbai, India: With an often-crippling monsoon season that can leave commuters stranded, the Monsoon App Downpour challenge focused on leveraging vehicles and real-time information to improve transportation during inclement weather.
Grand Prize Winner: Mumbai Monsoon Helper, developed by Khyati Majumdar from India.
Delhi, India: SUMURR Golden Hour invited developers to create applications that can decrease time-to-care within the critical Golden Hour after a traumatic incident.
Grand Prize Winner: Flare, developed by Utsav Shah from India
Tamil Nadu, India: The SUMURR mHealth challenge focused on using information to improve the delivery of health services to remote regions accessible from Chennai.
Grand Prize Winner: SimPrints Solutions for Community Health Workers, developed by Tristram Norman from the United Kingdom
Shanghai, China: Urban Commuter challenge called on developers to improve quality of life through apps that help increase mobility and overcome traffic congestion.
Grand Prize Winner: Parkopedia, developed by Christina Onesirosan Martinez from the United Kingdom.
Chongqing, China: The Mobility Integration challenge sought multimodal transportation solutions for cities with complex geographical constraints.
Grand Prize and OpenXC Integration Award Winner: MultiModal Transportation Platform – Commuter Smart Routing System, developed by Clyde Wallace from the United States.
Find out more details on the winners of the various other Innovative Mobility Challenge Series across the globe.