Techathon 2

Challenge 1: Can you incentivise greener driving habits?


The automotive sector is rapidly making progress towards achieving sustainability and carbon neutrality by 2050.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The focus earlier was to reduce carbon emissions by making the car more “efficient” or by changing the fuel. The fundamental change to zero emission vehicles that utilize advanced technologies and data insights has proven to be a solution to building a low carbon mobility future. Connected cars can be used to drive reduction in emissions with the necessary efficiencies and road safety. A sustainability scorecard (Green Points) can be a means to incentivize manufacturers and vehicle owners towards this concept of connected cars.

Expected output

Participants will work to deliver a secure connected car solution that can measure aspects including driving behavior, vehicle maintenance records and accident records to calculate a sustainability score that a vehicle owner can redeem on their next purchase. 

  • Driver behavior: Parameters to consider would include driving habits (e.g., driving within the speed limit, accelerating slowly and steadily etc.), route selection, car sharing, etc.
  • Maintenance: Tuning the car, replacing the air, oil and fuel filters according to schedule, tires (maintaining the proper inflation), etc.
  • Incident tracker: Accident profile, tickets paid or avoided, insurance claimed for damages/lack of maintenance, etc.

Technology and tools

  • Android Auto APK
  • Open source libraries
  • Road vehicles - Functional safety (ISO 26262)
  • Road vehicles – Cybersecurity engineering (ISO 21434)

Judging criteria

A scoring model basis:

  • Completeness of the concept
  • Design quality
  • Number of outputs available in the prototype
  • Quality of the build
  • Scalability
  • Value added output in the concept

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