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2018 5th PIXNET HACKATHON

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Encourage Start-ups and Green Transportation Future Application, Let the City Happen.

The 5th PIXNET HACKATHON Competition was held at the National Taiwan University Sports Center on 8/18 and 8/19. Department of Information Technology and the Taipei Smart City Project Management Office for the first time jointly held the 5th PIXNET HACKATHON competition with the point of "creating a smart life circle," focusing on the IoT voice situation application and artificial intelligence image recognition technology, and cooperates with Department of Transportation of Taipei City and New Taipei City to share and provide information such as bus routes and traffic flow, historical data on traffic and speed. Besides, Askey , the company cooperates with Taipei City Government to promote “Smart Taipei Station” in order to encourage the participating teams to stimulate more feasible solutions for the convenience of the App, also participate in the current hackathon activities, provides SDK╱ API technical support.

The total prize money of the event was as high as 170,000 NTD, attracting all the competitors from different places participate in the competition. A total of 54 teams came to compete for the throne of the victory.  After two days and one night’s brainstorming, the team “Arleslenza” from National Yangming University Biomedical Engineering Department, won the favor of the jury and was awarded "Taipei Green Transportation Application Award", and 30,000 NTD from Taipei City Government bonus sponsor to the winning work.

The champion of Taipei Green Transportation Application Awards is inspired by the idea of smart travel and air pollution, features voice assistant functions and a reasonable program structure to calculate traffic open data and optimal path selection analysis, and more specifically, includes environmental protection as a travel planning factor, enables to calculate the incidental reduction of carbon emissions and convert it into the number of rescued polar bears. This is a way of raising the awareness of the public, and the awards are deserved.

The award-winning teams will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Taipei Smart City Industrial Field Experiment Pilot Project” planned by Taipei City Government, and implement the creative application in Taipei City. Taipei City Government will continue expanding and holding related events in the future to inspire more creative life applications, truly realize folk ideas, and create ideas for smart cities together.

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