• During the five days hackathon eight teams will exceed their knowledge, creativity and ambition to win one of Moliere’s challenges

During the morning of 22 March 2021, the Molière – Hackathon was inaugurated in CASA SEAT (in Barcelona), where recognized experts in Blockchain and GALILEO data inspired hackers to resolve the two challenges in the Molière – Hackathon. 

In the first part of the webinar, Alberto Fernández, Market Segment Leader at European GNSS Agency (GSA), Josep Laborda, CEO & Managing Partner at Factual, and Dr Laia Pagès, Executive and Scientific Manager at CARNET presented the main goals of the Molière Project, which has been described by GSA as “the wikipedia of public transport and new mobility data”, a Mobility Data Marketplace (MDM) underpinned by blockchain technology, raising the profile, visibility, availability, and utility of geo-location data from Galileo.

Dr José L. Muñoz Tapia – Director of the Blockchain master at the UPC School and part of the Molière Advisory Board, motivated our participants, with the first Inspirational Techpill. He talked about the benefits of using Blockchain in urban mobility and using practical cases in his long experience as Blockchain expert. PhD María – Eva Ramírez, GNSS Expert at INECO and Advisory Board member, gave the second Inspirational Techpill Talk. She  focused on the GALILEO open service data available for mobility services and its benefits due to the multi-constellation solution such as better coverage and improved performance in a harsh environment, or the greater resilience to multipath effects. 

The second part of the event was dedicated exclusively to the Challenges of the Molière – Hackathon. SEAT MÓ, partner of the Molière – Hackathon was represented by the Head of Connectivity Álvaro de Sicart, who provided a detailed description of Challenge 1: Improve inaccurate geo-positioning of sharing vehicles due to critical zones of the city. For this challenge, the firmware of 2 motorbikes of the SEAT MÓtosharing app has been modified to generate a new data base. One vehicle used GPS+GLONASS constellations while the other used GPS+GALILEO. Both vehicles went through the same path, at the same time, being ridden by 2 different riders. Thus, participants can use the telematic trip data extracted to develop their solutions. The teams will be evaluated on the basis of a final presentation on the two following outputs: geo-localization improvement compared to current status available in SEAT MÓtosharing, and difficulty and cost of implementation of the improvement.

Josep Sanjuas CO-Founder CTO-IOMOB Technology, and partner in the Molière Project described Challenge 2: Smart contract definition for mobility data exchange of a marketplace. A complete architecture for the MDM requires managing data access. In this challenge, participants will instead focus on building a publicly available decentralized infrastructure to announce mobility services. According to the Challenge owner, teams should provide an explanation of the trade-offs behind the designs they explored, justify the choices they made, and provide a demonstration of their implementation. 

In total eight groups of hackers will develop solutions until Thursday 25 March at 12PM, final deadline to submit their solutions to the jury members. Recognized mentors from UPC, SEAT: CODE, Spcomnav UAB, IOMOB and Rokubun will guide our hackers during the mentor sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Molière wishes to all of them good luck and inspiration in this creative process. One prize of 750 EUR will be awarded to the winning group of each challenge.

More about the Molière – Hackathon: http://moliere-project.eu