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Imagine the perfect urban car sharing program
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88 months ago
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According to a United Nations report published in 2014, 54% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas. This number is expected to increase to 66% by 2050, which means an additional 2.5 billion people will be added to these metropolitan regions over the next 35 years.

We are preparing for this population shift and looking at the city vehicle experience very closely. Car sharing using connected (i.e. internet enabled) electric vehicles is one specific area we are excited to explore.


Imagine yourself as an urban resident and user of shared electric vehicles in 2030. You use a shared, connected car (which you don’t own), 3-4 times per week and drive for 15-30 minutes within the city.

1. Overall Experience: What is the BEST aspect of your participation in this car sharing program? What problems has it solved for you?

2. Car Utility: What features make the car a great vehicle in the city and ideal for car sharing?

3. Interfaces: What types of interfaces (both within and external to the vehicle) would help provide a seamless experience as you use and share the car? Explain why.

Use storyboard, sketches, mockups, or powerpoint PDFs to bring your ideas to life.


Top ideas will anticipate user needs and capture a vivid human story or experience.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
5 Winners
will receive $150 each
5 Honorable Mentions
will receive $50 each
$150.00 Square pic 60 alex Alexander Girshin California State University, San Bernadino
$150.00 Square pic 60 131030 111847 Irene Miller University of Massachusetts
$150.00 V Vidur Sanandan University of California, Los Angeles
$150.00 Square pic 60 launch headshots final 0018 Michael Ligier New York University
$150.00 Square pic 60 2015 08 29 11.34.50 Tiffany Phan ualberta
$50.00 Square pic 60 nice headshot Julianne Meaney mun
$50.00 Square pic 60 me Andrew Hopkins University of Waterloo
$50.00 Square pic 60 grayprofile Ty Connors University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$50.00 Square pic 60 pgprof Patrick Gerard University of West Georgia
$50.00 Square pic 60 156d79d Anh Vu University of Southern California
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