LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mojio today announced that the company is powering the “Hack the Drive” hackathon taking place this weekend in San Francisco. Mojio partnered with leading German auto manufacturer BMW to create an exclusive, proprietary connected car platform that will allow developers to create apps for cars with specific data.
“We are excited to partner with BMW as a leading innovator in the connected car space,” said Jay Giraud, CEO, Mojio. “Working with the team behind the scenes to power the platform on which hackers will develop their apps has been a watershed moment for Mojio.”
The event, which is now closed to new registrants due to popular demand, will see more than 250 developers meet in San Francisco to form teams and develop apps that address four key challenges:
- Use car data as never before and develop new disruptive ideas.
- Dive into CarSharing data to improve usability and vehicle management.
- Get access to charging data and explore ways to make EVs better and easier.
- Create new mobility services by leveraging car data to improve customer satisfaction.
Despite having only 28 hours to bring their ideas to life, the winners will be rewarded handsomely with $40,000 in prizes, including a grand prize of a brand new 2015 BMW i3. Other brands partnering for Hack the Drive include ZenDrive, SmartCar, Navdy, ChargePoint, MongoDB, Braintree, UserBlitz, HERE and Pivotal Labs.
For more information, please visit HacktheDrive.com.
Mojio is reinventing driving by keeping drivers connected to their favorite people, places and things providing accurate, real time information about cars when it is needed most. As a cloud-connected device for the car and an app for the smartphone, Mojio improves the driving experience by automating tasks, bringing intelligent solutions to the driver and protecting their investment. Mojio’s open platform makes it easy for third party developers and partners to create apps that connect drivers with the products and services they want and need. For more information, please visit: www.moj.io