The Mirabeau MagicLev team, named after the worlds’ fastest Maglev trains, came up with an idea to optimize comfort for train passengers. Peet Sneekes, creative consultant at Mirabeau shares his learnings:
It all starts with personalizing the data. Make a profile of yourself and your wishes, and link it to the data. This way you can create a personal travel assistant who answers questions before you even asked them yourself. Think of a notification during your trip like: ‘you will arrive at the station in five minutes’. Or: ‘It's almost lunch time! You can get a sandwich around the corner before your bus leaves’.
Of all 21 teams, 5 teams were nominated to pitch in the finale. The Helter Skelter Buzzards were announced winner of the Hackatrain 2017 with their application to help train travelers discover Europe. The prototype of our Magiclev team was awarded with the outstanding development award.