AUDI urban future award 2014 speed pitch voting
 
AUDI urban future award 2014 speed pitch voting AUDI urban future award 2014 speed pitch voting
dec 16, 2013

AUDI urban future award 2014 speed pitch voting

AUDI urban future award 2014 speed pitch voting

 
the future of cities:
cars use crowd intelligence to reach their destination intuitively, buses find passengers rather than vice versa, and mobility is negotiated on a marketplace. what sounds abstract is in fact based on a fascinating data logic that already exists today – one more tempting vision that could soon become reality. the AUDI urban future award 2014 aims to find out which innovations will shape urban mobility tomorrow – to optimize, for example, traffic flow in megacities. and data will definitely play a key role.

 

 

 

 

 

looking for specific solutions for future mobility in metropolitan regions, AUDI has selected three teams: philip parsons & federico parolotto; axel kilian & ben fry & saul griffith; and kevin slavin & eric rodenbeck to speed pitch their visionary concepts of movability within our urban centers with a short video, explaining why they want to participate in the award 2014. it will be up to you to vote on your favourite project

 

 

 

 

polls on the AUDI urban future award site will be open from december 16th, 2013 – january 5th, 2014. the winning group, chosen as the internet community’s favorite, will be announced by professor rupert stadler, chairman of the executive board of AUDI AG, at the international CES in las vegas on january 6th, 2014; and will be the first contributors in next year’s AUDI urban future award.

 

 


AUDI urban future award 2014 teaser from the AUDI urban future initiative

 

 

 

 

 

each of the teams have taken their own approach to the subject of mobility, derived from data collected on vary aspects related to urban space. take a look at each of their plans, and vote on which one offers the most groundbreaking scheme for our future cities.

 

 

three teams of experts from the USA explain in short video clips why they want to join the AUDI urban future award 2014

 

 

here is a look at the visions of the three assemblies:

 

philip parsons & federico parolotto: new online marketplace for mobility
philip parsons, urban planner and founder of sasaki strategies, and federico parolotto, mobility expert and principal of mobility in chain

 


philip parsons & federico parolotto: new online marketplace for mobility

 

parsons and parolotto imagine a comprehensive digital mobility marketplace for cities, a system that harmoniously coordinates individual traffic with public transport. the users can then freely and transparently choose the best means of transport. see more info and the speed pitch video by philip parsons and federico parolotto.

 

 

 

axel kilian & ben fry & saul griffith: the flexible relationship between the city and mobility
axel kilian, computational designer and assistant professor at princeton university; ben fry, founder and principal, fathom information design; saul griffith, inventor and founder of otherlab

 


axel kilian & ben fry & saul griffith: the human love of play reveals mobility needs

 

kilian, fry and griffith propose to use data modeling as the starting point for changing mobility in urban spaces: one approach will be revisiting parking in light of new parking piloting technology that may replace fixed top-down rules with more dynamic models of negotiating the use of space in the city. see more info and the speed pitch video by axel kilian & ben fry & saul griffith.

 

 

 

kevin slavin & eric rodenbeck: the human love of play reveals mobility needs
kevin slavin, assistant professor and founder, playful systems group at MIT media lab; eric rodenbeck, founder and CEO, stamen design

 


kevin slavin & eric rodenbeck: the flexible relationship between the city and mobility

 

 

kevin slavin and eric rodenbeck use sensors from smartphones, cars, urban infrastructure – wherever they can find them – to reveal patterns of movement and behavior. their thesis is that humans are moved not by efficiency and optimization, but by desire and delight. see more info and the speed pitch video by kevin slavin & eric rodenbeck.

 

 

 


AUDI urban future award 2014 trailer
video by the AUDI urban future initiative

 

 

 

AUDI urban future award 2014 – the next step to networked mobility

 

with the AUDI urban future award 2014, AUDI as an automobile maker is taking the next logical step towards networked and sustainable mobility. whereas in the first award in 2010, it was mainly abstract ideas that dominated the competition and illuminated the future, the second round was much more specific. for the award in 2012, five teams from important metropolitan regions developed mobility proposals for their cities. the winners, höweler+yoon architects from boston, collaborated with AUDI on a research project in their hometown: the so-called city dossier boston (see designboom’s coverage of their proposal here). AUDI is showing the first results in an interactive exhibit at the international CES, 7 to 10 january 2014.

 

with the AUDI urban future award 2014, knowledge and competence from the previous competitions will be combined with the agility and creative power of innovation teams from across the globe, including start-up companies, scientists and data visualizers. the aim is to provide impulses for thinking about how individual and urban mobility can be elevated to a new level. the results are public, and will be published on www.audi-urban-future.com in october 2014 in order to further enhance the international dialog about urban mobility.

 

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