AU College of Engineering Students Make Us Proud by Winning 4th RTA Transport Hackathon

Friday, Feb 11, 2022
AU College of Engineering Students Make Us Proud by Winning 4th RTA Transport Hackathon

Ajman University students from the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) were proud winners at the 4th RTA Transport Hackathon held at EXPO 2020 Dubai from Jan.30 to Feb.1, 2022.

AU students Mariam Elkhatib, Saif Alramahi and Sana Abouelnour were part of the winning teams that won the first, second and third places respectively at the challenging hackathon that called upon students to create innovative transport solutions.

Each team comprised a maximum of 10 students drawn from different disciplines such as computer science, application development, graphic design, electrical engineering etc.

First place: Scooty app

The first-place winners at RTA Transport Hackathon were a team that built an app called the Scooty app. Scooty makes traveling with e-scooters a safer, faster, and more sustainable experience. It features training, licensing and an e-scooter route map. In the future the team plans to incorporate features such as behavioral monitoring through IoT and virtual training through the metaverse to further enhance comfort, convenience and safety for users.

Mariam Elkhatib, Electrical Engineering student from AU was part of this winning team.


Second place: Salem app

Salem is an app to monitor the safety of delivery personnel using phone sensors, GPS, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. Salem analyzes the rider data collected and rewards/incentivizes drivers on their healthy driving behavior to ensure more safety for everyone on the street.

AU Electrical Engineering student Saif Alramahi was part of this winning team that bagged the second place at the hackathon.


Third place: Steady app

Steady app aims to ensure the smooth mobility of people of determination in public transport. Its sensors determine their whereabouts and automatically transmit text messages to the staff of public transport stations to keep them notified, so that they can ensure their safe mobility inside the station and public transport vehicles.

Sana Abouelnour, AU Computer Engineering student was part of this team that won the third place at the RTA Transport Hackathon.

The winning teams were awarded AED 20000, 15000 and 10000 respectively in an award ceremony held during the UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition from 6th – 8th February 2022.

Apart from the above winners, AU students Abdullah Jouda and Rand Abuhalimeh were also part of the teams that reached the finals.

AU congratulates the winners and finalists for their innovative application of knowledge in developing these futuristic solutions and is proud of their success.