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2021 Winners

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Berlin

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Highlights from MakeItDriveable
Virtual Challenge 2021

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About The 2021
Virtual Challenge

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Using our bespoke platform, accepted companies will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of stakeholders across the Ford business.

The two-day event included:

  • Customer Clinics (for specially selected companies) 

  • Master Classes 

  • Mentor Sessions 

  • Access to both Ford Business and Technical Experts

 

Focus Areas

 
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The ‘Brought In’ Challenge

This Challenge is for Apps brought into
the vehicle with either an Android or iOS smartphone. Your Android or iOS application can be enabled to work in the vehicle using SmartDeviceLink. This technology allows the driver to access your application with
touch and voice.

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The ‘Beamed In’ Challenge

Content and Services delivered directly into the vehicle with the embedded modem by utilizing the IVI system with no need for
a smartphone. Experiences are delivered via the cloud, utilize platform OS or are embedded directly into the vehicle.

 

Submissions should be applicable to one of the following category areas:

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Carbon Neutrality

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ICE Transition to BEV

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BEV Fleet Management

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Van Related Digital Ecosystem

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V2X

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Voice Based Experiences

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Wearables & Active Lifestyle

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Journey Related Experiences & Services

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In-Vehicle Entertainment

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September 9

France/Nordics

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September 14

Germany/UK

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September 23

Italy/Spain

Virtual Road Trips

We are hosting a series of virtual road trips to hear from the Ford team and test your ideas - join by your geography or by focus area to learn how Ford works with startups. Some companies will be selected to pitch during these events.

Pre-Challenge Events - All Focus Areas

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Pre-Challenge Events - Specific Focus Areas

September 30

Commercial Vehicles

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October 7​

In-Vehicle Entertainment

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October 7

Wearables/Healthy/Active Lifestyle

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Event Partners

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Registration for 2021 is closed.

See you in 2022