On 17 May 2011, an ABS team made up of PhD candidate René Bohnsack and students Bas Jongerius and Mikas Jovaisas won the Science Park New Ideas Competition Public Award with their submission SuSoMo (Sustainable Social Mobility). This proposal aims to tackle traffic congestion in Amsterdam. They were among the five finalists chosen from a total of 25 submissions in the competition. Each team delivered an elevator pitch to compete for the jury prize or the public award. The ABS team won the public award with 34.1% of the votes. The award also includes a € 1000 cash prize.
SuSoMo is an online platform that facilitates carpooling. This is arranged either in advance online, or with an easy to use mobile application. A unique feature of their proposal is that it allows companies to monitor the reduction of CO2 emissions resulting from their employees’ carpooling activities. These companies can then compete in a CO2 savings ranking.
For more information on the Science Park New Ideas Competition, please refer to the link below.