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co-creation challenge

A hybrid hackathon for software-defined vehicle solutions.

Application until Sep 15, 2023

About the challenge

As the initiative we aim to enable the mobility community to realize the software-defined vehicle vision. This is what this co-innovation challenge is all about: to develop digital, future proven software-defined vehicle solutions for drivers.

The hybrid hackathon is open for everyone* with ideas for innovative software-defined vehicle solutions! So, no matter if you are a student, an experienced developer, or a mobility enthusiast – submit your idea and become part of our community.

Our hackathon is taking place in a hybrid format. This means you can decide if you want to join and collaborate online or on-site in Heilbronn.

In our challenges we provide you with a great set of tools, components, methods and experts in order to develop future proven solutions. Therefore, you have everything you need to explore, prototype, test, validate and develop your ideas.

And, participation pays off: the winning teams will be invited to present their live demo at Bosch’s biggest conference on AIoT and Digital Transformation: Bosch ConnectedWorld. So be prepared for an award ceremony with Bosch CEO Stefan Hartung and Landing AI CEO Andrew Ng and to introduce your results to 10.000 Bosch decision makers and AI thought leaders.

Do you need more details? Watch our introduction video or send us a message

Please note the terms & conditions and data protection notice for the co-creation challenge.

*To allow a fair competition, we can only consider ideas from individuals, who are not employed from one of our partners.


Get an introduction

from our partners

Introduction video
Co-Creation Pitstop

Presentation of proof of concept results | Dec 5, 2023

Final presentation

Award ceremony at the Bosch ConnecedWorld 2024

Introduction & kick-off

We are introducing the challenge concept, the single challenges, what to expect and what's up next.

The roadmap

Roadmap of the co-creation challenge

4 phases of the co-creation challenge.

The categories

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Data-driven innovations for the Autobahn

We search for innovative solutions that support the management of the network and traffic.

CARIAD logo black
In-Cabin AI & DT Challenge

On the way to the Human Centered SDV. 
AI and Digital Twins of the occupants to enable future safety, comfort and entertainment features. Could the metaverse provide new ways for future business models?

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Data-driven innovations for the Autobahn

Sponsored by Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes

Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes (short: the Autobahn GmbH) is one of the largest infrastructure operators in Germany and is responsible for over 13,000 kilometers of motorway network in Germany. In addition to planning, construction, maintenance and traffic management, our task is also to deliver over 4.500 high-power charging points along our road network.

The Autobahn GmbH aims at increasing the usability, safety and sustainability of the motorway network, motivated by advanced developments in the fields of energy transition, digitization and climate protection.

We search for innovative solutions that support the management of the network and traffic and create additional value to the users.

Solutions shall comply with highest European data-security standards and anonymous data collection is key.

Our innovation team will stand side-by-side with you to mentor you and to set-up the required connections to our expert network for further validation and feedback for your concepts. On top of that, we are prepared to offer validation of your concepts by testing it on our motorway network.


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In-Cabin AI & DT Challenge

Sponsored by CARIAD

We are looking for innovative startups that will create the vehicle applications of the future. Leverage your creativity by taking vehicle data through vehicle APIs and using AI to improve driver or passenger experiences in and around vehicles.


To support the development of your prototype and business concept, we will connect you with our internal and external expert network for mentoring and guidance along the way. We furthermore can connect you to our experts driving various open source software projects as well as open vehicle APIs (VSS) for the software-defined vehicle.

We are an automotive software and technology company that bundles together Volkswagen Group's software competencies and further expands them, building upon a heritage of bringing automotive innovation to everyone.


Application & selection criteria

What’s important for the application? We would like to get to know you, your idea, and your motivation. Share as many details as possible. Even before you are officially part of the program, you can use, LandingLens Landing AI’s computer vision platform to draft a first prototype and generate screenshots, screencasts etc. to better illustrate your idea.

After the submission deadline on Sep 15, 2023 we will choose the best ideas based on:

  • Team experiences and qualifications in the field

  • The business potential of your idea

  • Your motivation & expectation for our in-cabin sensing co-innovation challenge

Please note that the application period is already over. Thank you to all submissions.
The top teams that have made it to the next round shorty will be announced shortly.

Stay tuned!

Thank you to all submissions.

We will present the first results in our "SDV Unplugged" session
on December 5, 2023.

Our challenge sponsors

Logo Autobahn GmbH
CARIAD logo black

Our co-creation challenge is enabled by our two main partners: Die Autobahn GmbH and CARIAD. They set the innovation challenge, provide experts and tools and consult the teams along the way. 

Our contributors

Logo Arduino
Bosch Sensortec
Logo Bosch Startup Harbour
Logo AWS
Logo Steinbeis Institut
Logo Audi
Logo Landing AI

Co-innovation is driven through the contribution and collaboration of  partners. Therefore, a big thanks goes to our partners, who contribute with tools, expertise, methods and much more. 

Do you have questions?

Send us an e-mail.

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