Intelligent Traffic Management: A User-Friendly Prognostic Solution for Swiss Roadways

Welcome, Innovators!      

You are invited to participate in a groundbreaking venture aimed at transforming the face of road travel in Switzerland. Imagine a world where traffic congestion is not a relentless burden, but a solvable issue; a world where intelligent, data-driven decisions pave the way for a more efficient commute for all. This is our mission - and we need your skills, innovation, and creativity to realize this vision.

Every day in Switzerland, millions of people hit the road. Our highways become congested, our cities choked with vehicles. This congestion is more than just an inconvenience – it has profound impacts on our society and environment. Lengthy commutes result in lost productivity and increased stress levels. Pollution from idling vehicles contributes to poor air quality, with significant consequences for public health and the environment. This urgent issue can no longer be put on hold.

By addressing this issue head-on, we stand to gain immense benefits. With less congestion, travel time becomes more predictable, productivity increases, and our quality of life improves. By making more efficient use of our road infrastructure, we can decrease our carbon footprint, contribute to a healthier environment, and ensure a more sustainable future for generations to come.

This is more than just a hackathon - it's an opportunity to re-imagine and re-engineer the commuting experience for millions of road users. We are calling on all innovative minds with expertise in Software Development, ML / AI, and UX Design to help craft smart solutions.

Join us on this exciting journey towards a smoother, smarter, and more sustainable Swiss roadway system. Your skills and ideas have the power to shape the future of travel in our country. Are you ready for the challenge?

Virtual Hunt

The Challenge

Harnessing the power of Switzerland's extensive road sensor data, we challenge you to develop two interrelated solutions:

  1. Predictive Analysis: Craft a cutting-edge predictive model that analyzes sensor data and accurately forecasts traffic congestion. Your model should consider various factors such as the time of day, weather, and special events to detect patterns and predict potential traffic snarls.

  2. User-Centric Solutions: With the predictions at hand, design an intuitive, real-time navigation system. We're looking for creative interfaces that suggest alternate routes, optimal departure times, and even driving behavior adaptations to mitigate traffic-induced delays.

To help you meet the challenge, we offer you a range of information from official sources, including:

  • Historical Data Set: We will provide a robust set of historical sensor data from Swiss roads. This includes traffic counts, speed, vehicle types and event data which can be utilized for predictive modeling. The data comes from the open data platform on mobility in Switzerland. As soon as the hackathon starts it will be available on our GitHub page.
  • Experts will be available to answer your questions throughout the event.

Are you up for the challenge?

If you're passionate about crafting innovative solutions to complex problems, we invite you to join us. Let's work together to reduce traffic jams on Swiss roads, making commuting efficient, smooth, and enjoyable for everyone.

Find more details on our GitHub page.

Our partner


Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

We are thrilled to collaborate with the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) for this initiative. FEDRO is the Swiss federal authority dedicated to road infrastructure and private road transport. Their mission aligns closely with ours, focusing on securing sustainable and safe mobility on the country's roads.

FEDRO operates under the larger umbrella of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), reinforcing their commitment to balance the present infrastructure needs with the preservation of an intact environment for the future.

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