Join Tendril and AT&T at BMW i Born Electric Tour Hackathon

  • Posted on: 13 November 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

bmwBMW is collaborating with AT&T and Tendril to launch the BMW i Born Electric Tour Hackathon, an event that will allow developers to create software solutions that will interlink electric vehicles (EV), mobile devices and the home. The seven-city event is expected to hightlight BMW’s sustainable and holistic approach to technology and lifestyle and at the same time creating innovative solutions for the future connected home.

The hackathon will be held in New York; November 16-18 you will also see the launch of the hybrid electric Concept BMW i8 and the fully electric Concept BMW i3. Participants will receive thousands in gift cards and other prizes and the winner may get to spend time at the BMW iVentures in New York City. Registration for the hackathon is now open.

“By teaming with Tendril and AT&T to open our collective technologies to joint third-party development, we’re ensuring that BMW i Brand vehicles and other products from BMW will seamlessly integrate to the grid and the home, while opening the doors to imaginative new mobile access and control applications,” said Dr. Dirk Rossberg, head of the BMW Group Technology Office USA.

At the event like all it other hackathon AT&T will provide its experts to support developers as they interact with the AT&T software development tools, APIs and open network. “As the adoption of electric vehicles increases, events like the BMW i Born Electric Tour hackathon can help provide the tangible energy-efficient solutions consumers need to manage the increased electrical demands on the home or grid ,” said Alex Donn, senior marketing manager, AT&T Developer Program.

“Together with AT&T and BMW, Tendril is providing world-class developers with the tools they need to build a new marketplace of energy applications and services that will help ease the integration of electric vehicles onto the grid and improve efficiency across all aspects of life ,” said Adrian Tuck, CEO of Tendril. Tendril will open the APIs to the Tendril Connect platform to developers.