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Calling all creatives: search for online ideas contest underway

Ministry for Transport seeking transport ideas - innovations from Hamburg welcome

The “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative, the German Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure and Esri software are seeking online ideas for a contest under the theme “How can geodata make mobility safer and more reliable?” Those interested have until October 16, 2017 to enter their ideas on the Deutscher Mobilitätspreis web portal. A jury will select three winning ideas, which will receive prizes worth a total of EUR 6,000.

Great potential of geodata

Commenting on the contest, Prof. Gerd Buziek, spokesman for Esri Deutschland, said: “Regardless of real-time information about pedestrian traffic or the frequency of accidents on certain road sections, the contest seeks innovative fields of application for geodata which will help make transport safer and even more reliable.” Ute Weiland, Managing Director of “Germany – Land of Ideas”, added: “We are really delighted that especially in the open innovation phase of the prize, all citizens will have the opportunity to share their wealth of ideas and help shape mobility in future making it safer and more reliable. Getting from a to b is a basic need.”

Hamburg’s innovative mobility concepts

Hamburg has become a hub of modern transport. The mytaxi app was created in Hamburg and the city’s start-ups often shine with creative ideas. The Hamburger Hochbahn is also considered a pioneer of intelligent and networked traffic systems.

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