Three US teams in competition: Web voting on a possibilities for a Audi Urban Future Award 2014

Posted on 16. Dec, 2013 by in Audi Canada

The topic of a speed representation is how distant information can offer as a formulation apparatus for civic mobility. “Key difference like digitalization, networking, large information or intelligent grids are ever-present. But there are few investigate formula and unsentimental approaches that give a probable proof of how flows of data, civic growth and mobility can be meaningfully connected. The Audi Urban Future projects are an creation radar for us. They assistance us to know a mandate for civic mobility and a customers’ wishes better, and to consider by creation for a civic context in particular”, says Professor Rupert Stadler.

The possibilities in a speed representation have widely incompatible interpretations of a information theme. Team 1 analyzes a doubt of that mobility services people wish – and how they can be negotiated on a digital marketplace of a future. Team 2 puts a faith in investigate formula from a margin of gamification and would like to vaunt formerly dark mobility needs by a tellurian titillate to play. Team 3’s topic is that information can emanate changed space in multiple with technologies for cities and their residents.

Team 1
New Online Marketplace for Mobility
Philip Parsons, eccentric formulation consultant and owner of Sasaki Strategies, and Federico Parolotto, mobility consultant and principal of Mobility in Chain

Parsons and Parolotto suppose a new digital mobility marketplace for cities, a complement that harmoniously coordinates particular trade with open transport. Users can openly and transparently select a best means of ride – or a suitable multiple – formed on costs, their time budget, comfort, or sustainability. According to their idea, a outcome is new direct that spurs a providers of mobility to yield innovative and appealing services.

The prerequisites for a functioning new mobility marketplace – detached from a digital universe – are specific interventions in civic infrastructure. A place for changing between a bus, train, automobile and destiny will be created; seamless transitions make it appealing to change modes. This interface will be extended by cultural, educational and convenience offerings.

Team 2
The tellurian adore of play reveals mobility needs
Kevin Slavin, partner highbrow and founder, Playful Systems organisation during MIT Media Lab and Eric Rodenbeck, owner and CEO, Stamen Design

Kevin Slavin and Eric Rodenbeck use sensors from smartphones, cars, civic infrastructure – wherever they can find them – to vaunt patterns of transformation and behavior. Their topic is that humans are changed not by potency and optimization, though by enterprise and delight. In their years of work in civic scale play and visualization, they have designed new forms of program to correlate with a hardware of a built environment. For a Audi challenge, they have selected to concentration on New York City, a American city with a fewest cars per resident, and a city that functions as a guide for passion and creativity. Human mobility might have room to turn some-more efficient; a concentration here will be on how to make it feel as pleasant as a city it takes place in.

Team 3
The stretchable attribute between a city and mobility
Axel Kilian, computational engineer and partner highbrow during Princeton University; Ben Fry, owner and principal, Fathom Information Design; Saul Griffith, contriver and owner of Otherlab

The group proposes to use information displaying and record as a starting indicate for changing mobility in civic spaces. How do cities advantage from, for example, piloted parking? Kilian, Fry and Griffith see a intensity for civic mobility: parked cars no longer need so most space. Technology so creates it probable to emanate new giveaway spaces that can be used flexibly, for instance for proxy walking zones. Their proceed expects a high combined value for cities, since information can be employed to synchronize opposite means of ride and their use: cars and other participants in trade know any other, as if intuitively, like fish in a swarm. At a same time a group experiments with prototypes in sequence to exam ideas fast and take them further.

“Technology can move about change and urge things though might also lead to a disappearance of what we know. For instance there might be no some-more sight stops in a future”, says Kilian. To put it another way, we do not take a smartphones to a write box when we wish to make a call.

The leader of a speed representation will be announced by Professor Rupert Stadler, authority of a executive house of AUDI AG, as partial of his keynote debate on a dusk before a CES is opened. The winning group will contest with creation teams from opposite a creation in a Audi Urban Future Award 2014. In Oct 2014 a Award will be presented for a best proposal. The esteem income for a Award amounts to 100,000 euros.

In 2014 a third turn of a Award gets underway. The competition, that is hold each dual years, started in 2010 with a ubiquitous tasks of proposing idealist designs for civic mobility. The Award 2012 summarized mobility scenarios in 5 civil regions opposite a world. The winners, a use Höweler+Yoon Architects, analyzed mobility in Boston and constructed a City Dossier Boston in partnership with Audi. Fundamental commentary from this Dossier will be presented in a futuristic, interactive vaunt during a CES. With a transparent aim of creation a Initiative some-more specific, a Award 2014 is endangered with feasibility studies for petrify hurdles in existent civic growth projects.


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