SBB & EcoMotion are proud to partner to profoundly impact the Swiss Mobility Ecosystem by identifying Israeli technologies.
What is an Adaptathon?
An "advanced hackathon" which instead of a marathon of hacking up new ideas, only startups with a product of at least prototype maturity level (TRL 4 and up) are selected for adapting their existing product to the needs of a big mobility organization, in this case – SBB.
8 Semi-finalists will be chosen to run parallel funded PoCs for 3 months.
The winning team will be given a full-scale pilot!
Who Can Apply?
Startups, technology companies, developers, innovators, engineers, etc. If you are a team based in Israel, with an idea for a solution that can solve one of the challenges below and you are committed to working from January to May 2020 on a joint PoC with a team from
the Swiss Federal Railways.
Applications are now closed
The Adaptathon Challenges
Park & Ride Smart Parking
Integration with current SBB mobility platforms to connect mobility service providers, customers, car park owners and others in the ‘park and ride’ subsector for a seamless multimodal journey.
Localization of Trains & Rolling Stock
A real-time overview of the precise whereabouts of all SBB's parked rolling stock. Knowing the availability of parking down to the meter will help SBB to optimize parking space and to practically position stock for future use. A bonus feature of the solution will safely guide personnel along-track paths.
Localization technology to find out the exact position of SBB's customers smartphone devices and, most importantly, the viewing direction they are facing, inside & outside the stations.
Self-Drive-Upgrades for Conventional Vehicles
Classical fixed-line public transport offers a perfect opportunity for automation: fixed routes and schedules predictable obstacles. SBB is looking for solutions to enable autonomous driving or at least assisted driving on already existing vehicles.
Reuse of Collateral Data from Self-Driving Vehicles
The different sensor-sets of autonomous vehicles are collecting a lot of data, which is not necessarily used for autonomous driving and is therefore dumped. SBB is looking for solutions to repurpose collateral data and developing an economic innovation for it.
Energy Storage & Distribution
Today Swiss trains & light rails are close to fully electrified. Thus, SBB will become the single largest owner of energy storage units (e.g. batteries) in Switzerland. A connection of all Energy storage Units in the SBB Network will enable us to quantify its energy, share energy and prioritize operations.
Construction-Site (train) vehicle of the future
Today, SBB's construction site fleet (120 locomotives) runs on Diesel. This challenge seeks a new generation of construction site trains that operate without fossil fuels. The solution will operate under all weather conditions and with limited connections to electrical lines.
PoCs Pitching Final at the 8th EcoMotion Main Event in front of SBB's Senior Management
The Adaptathon Timeline
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Terms & Conditions
SBB reserves the rights to modify the terms of the challenge at any time. Judging and winning criteria shall be subject to the exclusive discretion of SBB. The terms of the paid Pilot (winning team) shall be defined with the winning team and will include the entering into a specific Pilot agreement with SBB which will govern the framework of the POC, its timetable, costs, and additional conditions (e.g. IP). All teams participating confirm they have all right, title and interest associated with the solutions presented to SBB and that the usage, development and transferability of the underlining intellectual property vested in such solution and their participation in the challenge competition is not restricted in any way or subjected to any third-party rights.