Porsche – Hackathon Stuttgart Visionary Sponsor 2019

Porsche is one of the most profitable vehicle manufacturers in the world.

“It is with great excitement and curiosity that we take part in this year’s Hackathon in Stuttgart. We look forward to connecting with people who are just as passionate about creating new ideas as we are.”

To learn more about Porsche, visit our website.

Porsche – Visionary Sponsor 

Thank you so much for supporting us for the first time as Visionary Sponsor at the 2019 Hackathon Stuttgart! We’re looking forward to the cooperation and to the new input you are bringing for our hackers.

Be curious what Porsche will provide during 25.-27. October 2019! Here you can read some facts about the company:

What we do

Porsche is based in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. We have been building sports cars for passionate customers from across the globe for over 70 years.

In 2018, more than 32,300 employees helped to generate 25.8 billion euros in turnover and an operating profit of 4.3 billion euros.

Our vision is to become the most successful brand for exclusive and sporty mobility. This is why we are investing a lot in digitalization, connectivity and new mobility concepts. In 2019, Porsche’s first fully electric sports car, the Taycan, will be launched.

In 2025, we expect that at least every second new Porsche will be equipped with an electric drive system, either as a hybrid or as a pure electric vehicle.

The sports car of the future will blend the history and values of the Porsche brand with innovative technologies, while at the same time ensuring sustainability.

Why we attend the 2019 Hackathon Stuttgart

In the beginning I looked around and could not find quite the car I dreamed of. So I decided to build it myself.” – Ferry Porsche

Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche – or Ferry Porsche for short – who created the very first sports car to bear the Porsche name was a visionary. His statement has been our guiding principle for more than 70 years and we continue to set our hearts and minds to it.

To realize our vision of the sports car of the future, we are always looking for more ideas per kilometer. The Hackathon Stuttgart embraces the development of ideas in many areas that Porsche incorporates into its strategy. Topics such as cloud, mobile, and mobility are excellent fields of innovation for a hackathon and beyond. For this reason, it is with great pleasure that we support this year’s Hackathon in the city that we call our home.

What we expect

At the event, we expect to meet a lot of tech-savvy people that share our passion for creating new ideas. Whether you are an expert in a particular industry or not, we love to hear your opinion about what you consider the next big thing in the context of automotive and mobility.

Perhaps it only takes a small spark from a conversation with us to improve an existing idea or start developing something new. We like to have these conversations and get things rolling with you.

Technologies to work with

Porsche APIs

Porsche continues to make great strides on the path towards digital transformation. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality – these innovative technologies reached the industry a while ago, meaning the whole automotive sector is facing a complete break with the previous system. Within this context, Porsche intends to become a leading provider of digital mobility solutions in the premium automotive segment.

Porsche has partnered with HIGH MOBILITY, a unique developer platform for building and testing of connected car applications and services. Through the use of an innovative car emulator, developers can recreate the experience of working with real-world connected vehicles in a simulated environment.

For this year´s hackathon, Porsche will give you access and support to the HIGH MOBILITY APIs, documentation and Workbenches. You’ll get to play around with over 300 different data sources and functions, use cloud or device SDKs, as well as utilize all other tools and resources in the platform. Crucially, you and your team will work interactively with in-browser Porsche car emulators to test your apps and services around the clock in a realistic environment.

To ease you in, you’ll find SDKs for iOS, Android and Node.js readily available in the developer platform. For all other systems you’ll find the REST API that meets your needs.

Our engineers will support you throughout the weekend and will be able for discussing both technical questions and business ideas. There will be an introductory session during Friday evening.

Here are some potential challenge ideas for you:

  1. Track the driving style within a mobile app and predict the implications of that style when using an electric vehicle. Different driving styles could be created within the simulator and then the application can react on these. For example the outcome could be that the driving style is absolutely suitable for daily use or how the CO2 emission is changing.
  2. Create “electric seeds” to allow customers to influence where charging stations for electric vehicles should be placed. There could an automated creation of these seeds based on the location of the cars, like parking lots, scenic spots, etc. For that multiple simulated cars with different routes can be created within the simulator and then put the specific algorithms on top of these.
  3. Support road trips for electric vehicles, which are seamless and personalized. The customer should not be distracted when to charge the car but rather focus on the trip and the planned activities during the trip and at the destination.

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