MEC Hackathon 2018 Turin

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  • Challenge : Develop advanced mobile applications for automotive infotainment services

in 5G enabled ETSI-MEC networks.

  • Location: 18 September 2018 9.00-18.00 at I3P, Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59, Turin

The possibilities that open up with the interaction between Edge Computing and 5G are really many. Just as there are more and more sectors in which these possibilities constitute real opportunities.

To come to the rescue of the developers is the MEC framework ( Multi-Access Edge Computing ), which was developed to facilitate the task of developing applications always better , always faster and in a way more easier .

If you and your team are working on a MEC application for 5G, thinking they can improve life in cars, the hackathon for you is coming: on September 18th , from 9 to 18, the Sala I3P's Agorà will turn into the laboratory of the applications of the future with the first edition of the MEC Hackathon !


Technical Challenge

The automotive sector is one of the main areas of application of Edge Computing and 5G, during the hackathon develop with your team infotainment solutions for cars , mobile on-car solutions using ETSI MEC technologies.

During the hackathon you will be able to learn - and exploit - the ETSI MEC APIs , made available on the MEC hosts during the competition, to develop Entertainment, VR, AR applications (“EVA app”).

Not only that: you and your team can challenge yourself in a real-case simulation , to support typical connected vehicle or self-driving use cases (you can see examples of automotive use cases here ).

Winner team

  • The winner of the Turin Hackathon, JARVIS, put forward a solution that exploited MEC’s performance capabilities within vehicles’ collision avoidance systems. Their prize was inclusion in the city of Turin’s Smart Road project, providing the possibility of implementing and testing the application within a live 5G automotive infrastructure trial in the urban environment of Turin.

  • Five brave students from Politecnico di Torino accepted the challenge posed by the hackathon: they are Fabio Cermelli, Eugenio Gallea, Lorenzo Moro, Stefano Roagna, and Nunzio Turco. Fabio and Lorenzo are also members of the IEEE Eta-Kappa-Nu association. Working together and combining their specific individual skills, they built a prototype of a system, called Jarvis, that they describe as follows:

"Our idea aims at being a help for the drivers, especially the novice ones, and in particular to notify possible dangers in upcoming intersections. By exploiting the MEC technology we may notify, nearly in real time, the drivers of other approaching vehicle that could constitute a danger. The intelligence that we added to the infrastructure allows us to provide the data for computing vehicle position and speed, and to detect when such situations might happen. The MEC is then used also to broadcast a warning to all vehicles in a certain area.”

  • The project has been awarded the possibility of implementing and testing it on the “Smart Roads” infrastructure (a live 5G automotive trial in the urban environment of Turin (Italy)).

  • Presentation slides for the Jarvis prototype: here