Ford has announced the winners of its Innovate Mobility Challenge Series for the cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. The series comprised of 11 global challenges for which Ford invited developers to come up with pioneering solutions to mobility problems around the world.

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The Challenges included:

  • Delivering healthcare solutions in Tamil Nadu
  • Providing real-time information to improve transportation during monsoons in Mumbai
  • Decrease time taken to get help after a traumatic incident in Delhi
  • Busting traffic congestion in some of China’s most densely populated cities
  • Improving the delivery of goods and services in Portugal

Prizes worth more than 200,000 US dollars had been allotted for the Innovate Mobility Challenge Series as scholarships for entrepreneurial education in Argentina.

Mumbai: The Monsoon App Downpour challenge, taken up by Khyati Majmudar, focused on leveraging vehicles and real-time information to improve transportation during severe weather. The app uses features as real-time weather and forecasts and information on the severity of flooding throughout Mumbai. The crowd-sourced information about conditions were pushed into a mobile app that can help commuters make smart decisions.

Delhi: SUMURR Golden Hour invited developers to create applications that can decrease time to care within the critical golden hour after a harrowing incident. Flare, developed by Utsav Shah, is an app which creates an opportunity for volunteers in the community to help others in times of need, while concurrently working with Delhi authorities to improve medical outcomes.

Tamil Nadu: The SUMURR mHealth challenge was to use information to improve the delivery of health services to remote regions accessible from Chennai. SimPrints Solutions for Community Health Workers, developed by Tristram Norman from the United Kingdom, won this for empowering more informed decision making and improving medical outcomes.

Other global challenges were in Lisbon, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Chongqing (China), Johannesburg and London.

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