Challenge Briefs

We’re looking for future mobility solutions for Newcastle Local Government Area that will leverage our new smart city infrastructure and deliver greater flexibility for Novocastrians and visitors to the city. Do you have a great idea for a multimodal, sustainable transport option that is safer, faster, convenient and low cost. Then read on …..

The mobility challenge recognises the changing urban environment and the opportunities that smart city technologies offer. Take the challenges on and imagine next generation urban mobility solutions and articulate how the solutions will benefit citizens, business community and Government.

Smart City isometric low.JPG

Hero-X Challenge

The challenge is focused on Behaviour Change: How can we use data to incentivize more sustainable transport use in Newcastle, Australia? Here are some suggestions on how you could approach this challenge:

  1. Propose an economic pricing model for EV charge points which will increase turnover and usage? (eg Dynamic pricing? Consider a cost recovery model? Subsidising or not?)

  2. How might gamification be used to incentivize multi-modal transport usage? (ie how to nudge users to consider a range of options rather than taking a binary approach to transport (ie walk v ride; car v bus)) 

Data sets available for this challenge include:

images (6).jpeg

Possible Future Challenge

(Efficiency): How can we use data to improve multi-modal connections

  • How might AI help vehicle-to-vehicle communication? 
    (eg helping one vehicle decide whether it should wait for another that is running late but without major impact on the rest of the network) 


Possible Future Challenge

(Efficiency): How can we use data to improve multi-modal connections

  • How might data-integration help a Novocastrian get a single view of multi modal transport options? 
    (eg including active transport and last mile solutions)