2018 Code AutoMobility LA
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It was a thrill to compete with 140 developers (24 teams) and win the grand prize at the Code AutoMobility LA 2018 Hackathon sponsored by Visa and GM. My previous work in Android Auto, Google Cloud Functions, and NLP technologies (Dialogflow, Houndify, and Snowboy) were a major factor in building impressive winning software in a short time constraint.
At the 2018 Code AutoMobility LA Hackathon 140 participants were tasked with developing innovative technology solutions that could help drivers and their passengers get to destinations safer and smarter, as well as make seamless in-car payments. They were given access to key insights and application-programming interfaces (APIs) from Visa, GM and the City of Los Angeles to help with their creations, which ranged from parking assistants, real time in-vehicle commerce, vehicular ticketing systems, and predictive maintenance, among others.
“Overall the level of talent that participated in this year’s event was exceptional. Teams explored various pain points for drivers and produced elevated experiences for the connected car, which will soon become the epicenter of commerce. We were thrilled to partner with GM at Code AutoMobility LA as we continue our journey to enable the in-car digital payment ecosystem.”
— Olabisi Boyle, Vice President, Internet of Things, Global Innovation and Design, Visa
|The competition was evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges including Charles Thomas (Chief Data and Analytics Officer, GM) and Mark Jamison (Senior Vice President, Global Innovation and Design, Visa).|
The winners were announced and awarded at AutoMobility LA on Tuesday, November 27 as part of the show’s conference programming.
As the future of transportation evolves, Visa will utilize the hackathon at AutoMobility LA as an opportunity for participants to explore new in-car payment solutions that can improve the overall driving experience. As the world’s leader in digital payments, Visa believes simple and secure in-vehicle payments are a crucial part of the connected car transformation.
“With over 135 million commuters in the U.S. every day, Visa promotes in-car payment solutions that are secure, simple and emphasize driver convenience. Today’s advances in digital technology are shaping how in-car commerce will evolve, and through this hackathon, developers can harness data and payment technology to create a more intuitive and personalized generation of in-car payment experiences.”
— Olabisi Boyle, Senior Director, Connected (IoT) Platforms.
GM is the leader in vehicle connectivity, with more than nine million cars, trucks and crossovers already on the road in the United States with built-in 4GLTE Wi-Fi. Connectivity will play a significant role in helping the company achieve its vision of a world of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
“General Motors and Visa share a goal to simplify and improve the world around the driving experience – an area primed for innovation and ripe with potential to benefit drivers, passengers, pedestrians, city planners, merchants and more. We believe tremendous value can be unlocked through data optimization and advanced analytics and the hackathon at AutoMobility LA will be a great way to put new talent, expertise, and knowledge to work on challenges that can make a difference for millions of people.”
— Charles Thomas, GM’s Chief Data and Analytics Officer.
LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA
“We are excited to have GM and Visa as co-sponsors for this year’s hackathon and believe that this unique partnership will bring in innovative and talented developers who want to create solutions for a better driving experience. This is the second year that we’ve fully owned the Hackathon and having these blue-chip brands on board is another example of our ongoing commitment to being at the forefront of the new mobility era.”
— Lisa Kaz, President and CEO of the LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA.
2018 Code AutoMobility LA competition was evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges comprised of the following:
|Jaclyn Trop||Automotive Reporter||Fortune|
|Charles Thomas||Chief Data and Analytics Officer||General Motors|
|Jay Kim||Assistant General Manager||Los Angeles Department of Transportation|
|Marco Pavone||Assistant Professor and Director of Autonomous Systems Laboratory||Stanford University|
|Mark Jamison||Senior Vice President of Global Innovation and Design||Visa|
Can’t wait for this! Alongside @GM, @Visa is sponsoring the hackathon at @AutoMobilityLA November 25-26. We’re excited to work together to create solutions for better driving experiences, like in-car payments. @VisaDeveloper”
https://t.co/5idjKb06zd— Paul J. Walsh (@PaulJ_Walsh) September 6, 2018
Code AutoMobility LA, presented by @Visa and @GM, begins today. See the winners awarded on stage Tuesday at 3:05 in the Technology Pavilion!
Visit https://t.co/ZeOPOuxxI1 for details. pic.twitter.com/uf6BpPWQDT— AutoMobility LA (LA Auto Show Press Days) (@AutoMobilityLA) November 25, 2018
Alongside @GM, we’re announcing our sponsorship of the hackathon at @AutoMobilityLA November 25-26. We’re excited to work together to create solutions for better driving experiences, like in-car payments. https://t.co/rxLJkkIeJ4— VisaNews (@VisaNews) September 6, 2018
Tribal Scale won the grand prize of $40,000 for their in-car AI-driven e-commerce platform that allows consumers to purchase items directly from the vehicle for curbside pickup, eliminating parking #CodeAutomobilityLA @AutoMobilityLA pic.twitter.com/jNmpnbU9pw— VisaDeveloper (@VisaDeveloper) November 27, 2018
That’s a wrap! The winners have been announced @AutoMobilityLA for the #CodeAutomobilityLA hackathon! 1st place- Tribal Scale, 2nd place- Pit Stop, 3rd place-EVHub pic.twitter.com/wft0G2l9Dt— VisaDeveloper (@VisaDeveloper) November 27, 2018
We’re guessing @tribalscale feels #AutoMobilityLA was as successful for them as it was for us.
Thanks @visa_us and @generalmotors for being great partners! pic.twitter.com/vZ6D8rqhC7— AutoMobility LA (LA Auto Show Press Days) (@AutoMobilityLA) November 30, 2018
Revisit 2018's #AutoMobilityLA Hackathon right here: https://t.co/Hb5W0ks5M4— AutoMobility LA (LA Auto Show Press Days) (@AutoMobilityLA) May 22, 2019
Go team! We made it to the top 5 and heading to the finals for #CodeAutoMobilityLA hackathon!! Excited for the results tmrw. @AutoMobilityLA #AutoMobilityLA @VisaDeveloper @GM pic.twitter.com/X86HSE9OcV— TribalScale (@TribalScale) November 27, 2018
TribalScale team's demo of GM OrderNow (powered by Visa), an in-car Ai-driven ecommerce platform that allows for curbside pick-up, skipping parking. This idea won first place at #CodeAutoMobilityLA hackathon! #AutoMobilityLA #LAAutoShow https://t.co/gkX42tYK8n— TribalScale (@TribalScale) November 28, 2018
Proud to be named a judge for the Code @AutoMobilityLA hackathon alongside experts from @gm @Visa @Stanford & the Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation during the LA auto show Nov. 25-27. $85K in prize money for mobility startups. https://t.co/5NZGdjWgDb— Jaclyn Trop (@jaclyntrop) October 23, 2018
Have you checked out #CodeAutoMobilityLA yet? Join @Visa_US and @GeneralMotors to develop new in-vehicle payment platforms in a 30 hour challenge. More info at https://t.co/EaJ49kRAk4 pic.twitter.com/XvGxfyPFlt— AutoMobility LA (LA Auto Show Press Days) (@AutoMobilityLA) November 20, 2018