Energy unveils Apps for Vehicles Challenge winners

Apps for Vehicles Challenge

The Energy Department announced the winners of its Apps for Vehicles Challenge that called on developers to demonstrate how the open data available on most vehicles can be used to improve vehicle safety, fuel efficiency and comfort.

The contest received more than 40 entries after being announced during the first Energy Datapalooza last October with seven then named as finalists.

The winners:

  • Judges’ Prize: Dash
  • Popular Choice: MyCarma
  • Safety Innovation award: Green Button Gamer
  • Fuel Efficiency Innovation award: Economy Coach

“By transforming vehicle data into valuable products and services, these innovators are helping American families and businesses save money and reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” David Danielson, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, said in a released statement. “These products are inspiring examples of how American ingenuity can contribute to a clean and secure U.S. transportation system.”

The products created during the challenge are available for download.

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