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Bluetooth Beacon based solution wins UK Intelligent Mobility Hackathon

20 June 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

A Bluetooth Beacon based technology solution has won the UK’s only Intelligent Mobility Hackathon, IMCreate 2.

Bluetooth Beacon based solution wins UK Intelligent Mobility Hackathon

IMcreate 2 Intelligent Mobility Hackathon winners Total Trip and Judges

Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has named the winner of the UK’s Intelligent Mobility Hackathon. Team ‘Total Trip’ was awarded winner of IMCreate 2 for their Bluetooth Beacon based Technology solution which will provide alternatives to smart ticketing on bus and train journeys.

Intelligent Mobility winner provides alternatives to smart ticketing on bus and train journeys

‘Total Trip’ presented their idea along with teams Hackeye, Yocto, BGN Consulting, Smart Station and VR VCR to a panel of expert judges at The Transport Systems Catapult, Milton Keynes. Teams had previously battled through a 24hr Hackathon over the 4th and 5th June, seeking solutions to problems faced by commuters and travellers around the UK.

“We are hopeful we will see these ideas made into a reality in due course”

TSC CEO Steve Yianni, who also sat on the judging panel, commented: “All the judges were highly impressed with the solutions presented to us. In a short space of time the teams have converted complex data and technology into ideas which can generate tangible improvements to the travelling public. All six teams provided fantastic solutions to the transport challenges they were given and the judges found it hard to select a winner, but Total Trip just edged it with the Bluetooth enabled transactions.

All the teams generated a great deal of interest amongst members of the judging panel and the wider audience. We are hopeful we will see these ideas made into a reality in due course and I would like to extend my congratulations to all the teams for the hard work that got them here.”

One response to “Bluetooth Beacon based solution wins UK Intelligent Mobility Hackathon”

  1. bfonics says:

    Interesting article on how beacon technology is paving way for a hassle free travel, needless to say, there are a lot of ways beacon technology can help with the transportation system. Beacons can also render travel interesting as it can transmit various details about the passengers journey to his/her hand held smart phone device. To know more here is a similar used case article discussed by bfonics: http://blog.bfonics.com/index.php/2015/03/23/can-beacons-pave-way-for-hassle-free-metro-travel/ Can also visit: http://www.bfonics.com for further information on BLE/WiFi beacon technology

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