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Club news: ÖAMTC crowdsources the future of mobility


Publication date: 21 October 2016


As part of its 120-year anniversary celebration, ÖAMTC initiated a crowdsourcing contest geared towards future services and products.

To support the development of relevant services in times of changing mobility needs, ÖAMTC challenged the public with the question: “How can ÖAMTC best support future mobility needs?” A dedicated internet platform was used to collect responses. Since mobility is a topic everyone can relate to, the challenge was open to the public regardless of membership status.

The ÖAMTC Future Challenge ran from 5 April – 23 May 2016. Over 1300 users participated, resulting in an astounding 454 idea entries. The users showed great involvement with over 1600 comments and idea ratings entered over the course of the contest. The ideas ranged from incremental product improvements to proposals for innovative new mobility services. The top three areas of interest were “Shared and Electric Mobility”, “Road and Travel Safety” and “Digitisation and Data Security.”

The winning ideas where chosen with a jury vote and a community vote. An internal and external panel of mobility and innovation experts conducted a jury vote and selected three ideas. Simultaneously, all participants were invited to choose their three favorite ideas, forming the community vote. The winning ideas included:

 

1st place: Improve two-wheeler services, which would involve setting up two-wheeler service points at all ÖAMTC technical assistance and service centres. They would also offer the possibility of borrowing bicycles and e-bikes.

2nd place: Community-based ÖAMTC e-charging network, which involves setting up a sharing platform so people can share their private electric car charging stations. Any available charging station could be booked via an app and used with the ÖAMTC Club Card.

3rd place: Vehicle inspection under Section 57a Mark II, which would require ÖAMTC to set up a scheme for drone owners so their drones can be inspected on a regular basis to make sure they are safe to operate.

The winning ideas were presented at an innovation-symposium on 19 October in Vienna and are currently being evaluated for implementation. For further information or questions regarding the contest, please contact innovation@oeamtc.at.

See the all winners at futurechallenge.oeamtc.at (in German)



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