Innovate Mobility Series

The aim of Ford Smart Mobility is to use innovation to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data analytics and customer experience. The Innovate Mobility Series supports this effort by inviting software developers around the world to participate in experiments which introduce breakthrough transportation ideas to create better customer experiences. Each experiment is designed to learn what customers will want and need in tomorrow’s transportation ecosystem.

Previous challenges included finding technology solutions to identify open parking spaces in urban areas, better ways to navigate crowded cities, and other tools to help people gain access to medical care in remote areas.

Check out the challenges below to see how you can get involved.

Current Mobility Challenges

Australia Challenge

Make driving more enjoyable. Create accessories and apps that enhance the driving experience for vehicles traveling in Australia Outback.

  • $15,000 IN PRIZES
  • May 1st - June 14th, 2015
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

Sao Paulo Challenge

Help residents and visitors of São Paulo get around the city. Submit apps that combine the use of cars and public transportation to help ease traffic in São Paulo city.

  • $20,000 IN PRIZES
  • June 5th - September 8th, 2015
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

Previous Mobility Challenges

Parking Lot 2.0

Take parking into the 21st century. Submit software that reimagines outdoor parking lots in Los Angeles!

  • $30,000 IN PRIZES
  • July 15th - October 14th, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

Monsoon App Downpour

Out-app mother nature. Create software to improve mobility during the monsoon season in Mumbai.

  • $30,000 IN PRIZES
  • July 15th - October 14th, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

SUMURR Golden Hour

Help make every minute in the Golden Hour count. Create software to enable timely and better quality care to trauma victims in Delhi.

  • $30,000 IN PRIZES
  • August 1st - October 30th, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

Johannesburg Challenge

Add value to the vehicle through the creation of accessories for vehicles, especially commercial vehicles, in the largest city in South Africa.

  • $15,000 IN PRIZES
  • October 16th - November 16th, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

Countrywide, Argentina

The Future of Mobility Contest will challenge college students and entrepreneurs to submit ideas for projects that will help mitigate traffic congestion and improve overall mobility in Argentina, particularly relating to aspects like urban planning, intelligentinfrastructure and new models for public and private mobility.

  • Scholarship for Entrepreneur Postgrade studies in Argentina
  • July 18th - August 29th, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

City Delivery Challenge

Big impact for large cities. Use software to redefine & improve how goods are delivered in Lisbon.

  • $30,000 IN PRIZES
  • July 15th - October 14th, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

SUMURR mHealth

Improve mobility to extend the reach of healthcare. Create solutions to help provide uncompromised healthcare in rural areas in Tamil Nadu.

  • $30,000 IN PRIZES
  • August 1st - October 30th, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

Urban Commuter Challenge

Help commuters in the world’s largest city. Submit commuter-focused software for residents of Shanghai.

  • $30,000 IN PRIZES
  • August 14th - December 2nd, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

Mobility Integration Challenge

Simplify multi-modal trips in Chongqing, one of China’s largest cities, to help people move around their city more easily as they navigate the “Mountain City’s” complex geography.

  • $30,000 IN PRIZES
  • September 3rd - December 2nd, 2014
  • SUBMISSION PERIOD


No purchase necessary. See specific challenge websites for complete rules and competition dates.