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Mobile Banking Factory 2: inventing the future of connected mobility

On 14 March 2015, Crédit Agricole and its partners (PSA Peugeot Citroën, Orange, Salesforce, Uber and BeMyApp) launched a development competition on the theme of connected cars. Over the next two months, developers will have access to the APIs supplied by these companies in order to create innovative mobile apps on the subject of connected mobility. Noé Reboul, an expert in the technical architecture of information systems, talked to us about this innovative challenge!

What is Mobile Banking Factory 2?

Mobile Banking Factory 2 is a development challenge on the theme of connected mobility and banking. Participants have two months in which to develop mobility services using mobile apps. PSA Peugeot Citroën is a partner in this event, as are other leading companies including Crédit Agricole, Orange, SalesForce, Xee and Uber. These companies will supply data via secure APIs to the teams of developers taking part in the competition.

Why is PSA Peugeot Citroën taking part in this challenge?

The benefits for the Group are clear. This type of challenge is an integral part of an open innovation approach, such as ours. The apps developed through Mobile Banking Factory 2 will make it possible to improve the customer experience in the short term through apps enriched with data from other industrial sectors. This exchange with developers will also make it possible to improve our technical infrastructure, bringing it into contact with new ideas and taking advantage of the immediate feedback from participants.

What type of data is PSA Peugeot Citroën supplying as part of this challenge?

As part of this challenge, developers will have access to all the data supplied by a recent connected vehicle. These include, for example, information on driving style, maintenance (such as scheduled servicing operations) and safety-related information from the emergency call system. These data are taken from test vehicles that are part of the Group parc and used solely for this hackathon.

How will the apps developed be used?

The winning apps will be available from stores (Apple store, Windows store, Google store) and online from the end of the challenge on 19 May 2015. Peugeot, Citroën and DS customers who already hold a subscription to PSA Peugeot Citroën connected services will then be able to use them on their smartphones, via the Cloud. We expect developers to study these connected data and to demonstrate their creativity by coming up with new, original and ingenious services. At the end of the challenge, the apps created will remain their property of their developers.

Did you know? The teams taking part in the challenge will be able to work on their projects 24/7 in a 100m² area placed at their disposal. They will have access to mentoring support, coaching and workshops with automotive design experts to provide them with the best possible conditions for developing their apps.

What about you? What type of apps would you dream up on the theme of connected mobility?

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