And the winner is …

Future Mobility Award – JU-KNOW as a cooperation partner and Ursula Kloé was a member of the jury.

Congrats to BeeSonix for winning the award and the prize money of 5,000 Euro, a professional coaching, a -one-year-subscription of the ‘Nahverkehrsparxis’ magazine, and participation in an investor-start-up-meeting.

BeeSonix’s innovation is the ultrasonic communication between the loudspeakers of the announcement systems of the public transport suppliers and the smartphones of the travelers.

The Future Mobility Award is to honour sustainable mobility solutions for the public transport sector and was to take place during the IT-TRANS at the trade fair in Karlsruhe. The bi-yearly fair had to be postponed due to the Corona crisis. The persons in authority (Nachverkehrspraxis Fachverlag Dr. H. Arnold GmbH; Messe Karlsruhe; aen – automotive. engineering. network e.V.; Wirtschaftsförderung Karlsruhe and their partners JU-KNOW, First Momentum, VBK, IT Trans and UITP) decided to award the winner during a video conference on 19 May 2020.

The 10-expert-jury assessed all ideas submitted at their realisation, the added value for public transport und the users, and the scalability of the suggestions in the previous weeks.

The finalists of the first Future Mobility Award were BeeSonix (winner), Matchrider, Rydies, Speribus / EchtzeitFahrplan, and Twaice.