Fred Wick, Dr Thyiagarajan, Ashwin, Lakshman Sai , Anbu Selvan, Erich Nesselhauf, Dr S Ganesan
As many as 500 students from over 20 colleges across India had made submissions on the topics of strategic digitalisation and mobility, of which the best 42 were invited to participate in the final hackathon event in Chennai.
The 1st prize was awarded to the team ‘GreenBage’ who developed a prototype to conveniently notify residents on the arrival of garbage trucks, and hence preventing unwanted disposal of waste by the roadsides, or overloading garbage bins. Their prototype includes vehicle detection (GPS) and dynamic mapping.
Further potential use cases of the application range from public transportations notification to warehouse logistics. The winners were awarded by S Ganesan, Registrar, Anna University, Erich Nesselhauf, MD and CEO Daimler India Commercial Vehicles and Fred Weick, CEO Daimler Financial Services India.
The winners were decided by an expert panel from Daimler and Anna University. The winning team got a cash prize of Rs one lakh. The runners-up, team ‘Kaizen’, presented a promising application for improving communications processes in sales & marketing functions while the third award winner ‘Driver Assist’ demonstrated an app-based solution that would help truck drivers manage their trips effectively using connectivity. A special award was awarded to the team ‘FiAMApp’, who built a VR solution for customer interactions.