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France: Alstom Launches Hackathon for Future of Paris Metro

In der Verkehrsleitzentrale ist die Steuerung und Überwachung der Verkehrsbeeinflussungsanlagen für die A9 sowie die Überwachung der Tunnel unter einem Dach zusammengeführt. Von der Parkleitzentrale aus gehen die unterschiedlichen Daten dann in Echtzeit an Informationsplattformen – zum Beispiel über Smartphone-Apps, das Navigationssystem im Lkw und Rundfunkmeldungen. Keine Rechte für die Nutzung in Social Media The traffic control center oversees the traffic control systems for the A9 and the tunnel monitoring system. From the control center, the various data is then transmitted in real time to information platforms – for example via smartphone apps, the navigation system in the heavy goods vehicle, and traffic reports on the radio. No rights of use for Social Media
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Alstom has teamed up with Ecole 42 to launch a Hackathon event on 17 and 18 March 2016. The challenge is to create a design for the metro of 2030; focusing on connected mobility and a revolutionised passenger experience by creating prototypes for mobility applications, services and how the internet of things will change things through the creation of application programming interfaces.

Students from Ecole 42, a computer programming school in Paris, will predict the way that digital applications will be integrated into mobility solutions as part of the Société du Grand Paris“world’s most connected metro” project.

Public data relating to the transport system in Paris will be made available to students, with additional, anonymous data to be provided by Alstom. An “ideas battle” evening will be held on 8 March 2016 at the school where Alstom will provide experts to meet with students.

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