Ford Traffic Tamer App challenge

Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013 in contest by the machinegeek


Ford is currently sponsoring the Traffic Tamer App Challenge aimed at solving the issue of traffic congestion in the city of London. Part of this challenge encourages developers to use OpenXC in their solution to address the problem. Submissions are open until January 15th, 2014.

The use of Ford’s OpenXC platform is encouraged, but not required. Whether or not you choose to integrate OpenXC into your app, please explain how Ford’s OpenXC platform enhances, or could enhance a future iteration of your app in your text description.

Submitted applications must run on an Android, Blackberry, iOS, or Windows Phone smartphone or tablet, OR web or mobile web browser, OR Windows or Mac desktop computer.

Ford reports that the grand prize reward is $10,000, with second, third, and bonus and popular choice prizes totaling $15,000.

The official rules can be found at

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One Response to “Ford Traffic Tamer App challenge”

  1. Samantha Tse says:

    Great news — the deadline for the Traffic Tamer App Challenge has been extended to March 4, 2014! Please register at

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