$85,000 In Prizes To Be Awarded At The 2018 Code AutoMobility LA Challenge Sponsored By Visa And General Motors

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA today announced that registration is now open for its 2018 hackathon entitled Code AutoMobility LA, taking place from November 25 to 26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year’s theme is centered on tools that can improve the overall driving experience in a connected world. The total value of all prizes to be awarded is $85,000 in Visa prepaid gift cards.

During a 30-hour period, participants will be tasked with developing innovative technology solutions that help drivers and their passengers get to destinations safer and smarter, as well as make seamless in-car payments. They will be given access to key insights and application-programming interfaces (APIs) from Visa and GM to help with their creations, which could range from simplifying the payment process for parking or finding new ways to manage traffic flow.

On Monday, November 26, participants will pitch their solutions to a panel of industry experts including:

  • Jaclyn Trop, automotive reporter, Fortune
  • Charles Thomas, chief data and analytics officer, General Motors
  • Jay Kim, assistant general manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
  • Marco Pavone, assistant professor and director, Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Stanford University
  • Mark Jamison, senior vice president, Global Innovation and Design, Visa

The final winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 27 during the AutoMobility LA Conference. The first place winner or winning team will receive a $40,000 Visa prepaid gift card. Second and third place winners will receive $30,000 and $15,000 Visa prepaid gift cards, respectively.

To learn more and to register for Code AutoMobility LA, please visit codeautomobilityla.bemyapp.com.

For additional information on AutoMobility LA or to register for passes, please visit automobilityla.com.

To listen to conference panels, interviews, and fireside chats, download the AutoMobility LA podcast hosted by CNET’s Tim Stevens: https://automobilityla.com/podcast/.


About the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA

Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) is the first major North American auto show of the season each year.  In 2016, the show’s Press & Trade Days merged with the Connected Car Expo (CCE) to become AutoMobility LATM, the industry’s first trade show converging the technology and automotive industries to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility. AutoMobility LA 2018 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Nov. 26-29, with manufacturer vehicle debuts intermixed. LA Auto Show 2018 will be open to the public Nov. 30-Dec. 9.  AutoMobility LA is where the new auto industry gets business done, unveils groundbreaking new products and makes strategic announcements in front of media and industry professionals from around the globe.  LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association and is operated by ANSA Productions.  To receive the latest show news and information, follow LA Auto Show on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and sign up for alerts at http://www.laautoshow.com/. For more information about AutoMobility LA, please visit https://www.automobilityla.com/ and follow AutoMobility LA on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Listen to past panels, interviews, and keynotes on AutoMobility LA’s new podcast at https://automobilityla.com/podcast/.


About General Motors Co.

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), its subsidiaries and joint venture entities produce and sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, and Wuling brands. GM has leadership positions in several of the world’s most significant automotive markets and is committed to lead the future of personal mobility. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.


About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/aboutvisa and @VisaNews.

Source: LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA


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