CrossChasm Wins Popular Choice for DOE Apps for Vehicles Challenge

In an announcement earlier this week, EcoCAR 2 sponsor CrossChasm was crowned “Popular Choice” winner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Apps for Vehicles Challenge.

“For us, the popular vote was the most important part since it represents the voice of exactly who MyCarma is built for. And we take the large number of votes we’ve received as a clear message that fuel economy needs to be personal, and MyCarma is the way to do that,” said CEO and advanced vehicle technology competition alumnus Matt Stevens.

The MyCarma app uses your driving data to generate a personal fuel economy label on new vehicles. It also calculates associated fuel savings for a specific drive cycle.

The Apps for Vehicles Challenge is focused on spurring innovative projects or services to reduce fuel costs and increase safety for consumers by utilizing vehicle-generated information, including data on engine speed, brake position, headlights, and distance traveled. Entries were judged based on their potential to help consumers improve fuel efficiency, creativity and innovation, use of open vehicle data and consumer accessibility.

“We believe that winning this comes with a commitment. A commitment that we will continue to grow and invest in the technology and team behind MyCarma and FleetCarma. To continue to make fuel economy personal.  And simple.  And most importantly, fun!” said Stevens.

The products developed through the Apps for Vehicles Challenge are now available for download, providing consumers with unique solutions that improve vehicle safety, comfort and fuel efficiency.

Check out the MyCarma video to see former University of Waterloo outreach coordinator Eric Mallia (EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge) and Matt Stevens himself explain how the app works and the importance of MyCarma.