A growing population, the migration of people from rural to urban areas and thus growing cities pose a great challenge not only to Rwanda. Therefore, intelligent city and mobility concepts are crucial to prepare the country for these new conditions. Read here how the #TechifyMobilityChallenge2020 contributes to the development of smart transport solutions in Rwanda.
The City of Kigali is currently in the 5th year of implementing the Kigali Urban Master Plan. As part of this process, significant improvements to key elements of the urban mobility infrastructure are being planned and executed. Therefore, intelligent city and mobility concepts are crucial to prepare the country for these new conditions. The mandate to ensure that transport services are available throughout Rwanda is held by Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). In order to support RURA in the field of smart mobility, the DigiCenter organized the Techify Mobility 2020 challenge running from May to September 2020.
Behind the scenes of #TechifyMobility2020
Within the competition, applicants could choose to address one of these four topics with their idea:
Intelligent Public Transport
Enhancing commuter's experience
New Mobility: on demand and shared mobility
First mile distribution of goods
Prototyping & Mentorship
Final Pitches & Winners
The first winner LelaTech will develop an Intelligent Public Transport System to be used by RURA. Particularly, the system comprises of a fleet management and driver management system. Moreover, by using a machine learning algorithm, it will provide insights and recommendations for different government offices and bus operators.