RAC Sustainable Mobility Prize

Supported By: 
RAC

The hack judged to best demonstrate the future of transport needs. Sustainable mobility is broader than the environmental aspects of mobility; it encompasses the mobility needs of current and future generations and the need to ensure we minimise our impact on the environment.
Winner: $1,000 Runner Up: $500

Synergising Synergies for Sitizens

Dashboard Analysis
Team Name: 
Sitizens Synergising Synergies

 

Our idea was to answer a simple question for Synergy, how can we work out which suburbs are best-placed for rooftop solar investment? Or, looked at another way, which suburbs will generate enough solar to power themselves and generate a net positive for the grid?

We can answer this question by looking at two aspects:

  • Total Suburb Generation Potential

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  • Total suburb consumption

This will give us our Total Suburb Contribution.

 

To work out our Total Suburb generation potential, we had to work out:

Bus About

Bus About
Team Name: 
Bus About

Bus About is a animated visualisation of all the public bus activity that occurs within an 80km radius of Perth each morning. This experiment uses Transperth Spatial Data (stop locations and bus arrival times) combine with HTML5, jquery and a little bit of D3. The purpose of the experiment is to raise awareness of the amount of energy and activity that goes into delivering a public transport system each day. 

Flux Capacity

Team Name: 
Flux Residue

Project: visualisation of traffic movement, using SCATS data via Landgate SLIP, to improve traffic flow through the city.

An innovative and interactive web based heat map and flashing lights hardware solution. Our motto is "Strive for a Mostly Benevolent Society!"

Forage

Team Name: 
Index ALL The Things!

Should I Drive

Shoould I Drive?
Team Name: 
Should I Drive

Issue: To determine the best method of transport around the city?

Solution: Produce a mobile web-app that utilises various government open data sources and Google maps to provide insight into various categories of benefits and disadvantages of the different types of transport available to get to your destination.

IoTransport

Team Name: 
Open Wifi Party Train

Internet of Transport things.

One of our Western Australian local challenges was to come up with a way of providing realtime train passenger sizes.

We decided to use an IoT device that estimates passenger density based on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

We are building two key interfaces for consuming this information.

  1. A passenger focused tool that gives upcoming train data.
  2. A network exploration tool that allows people to visualise the entire network in realtime and also examine past trends.

Rubber Side Up

Team Name: 
Rubber Side Up

This project provides a tool for analysing statistics and interrogating individual reported traffic accidents involving cyclists around WA from 2010 to 2014, with the data provided by Main Roads WA. Crashes are classified by severity (fatalities, requiring hospitalisation, property damage), and what sort of other vehicles are involved. Crashes can be hidden or displayed from view based on these classifications, or based on the speed limit of the local roads, also available from Main Roads.

Map All The Things

map all the things logo
Team Name: 
Boba

Map All The Things is a interactive map that aims to provide members of the public with a convenient and user friendly method to access official data published by WA Government Departments. This was achieved by visualising geospatial information through data links and other data formats.

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