Capitol Royale Hackathon to Change How Music Moves in Cars

ConnectedTravel, a connected vehicle platform and application services company, announced its collaboration with Universal Music Group’s Capitol Music Group for the upcoming Capitol Royale Hackathon from November 15-17, 2019. Named, the Music that Moves YOU Challenge, ConnectedTravel and host Capitol Music Group will bring together a group of market leading companies to empower developers to come up with new and innovative ways to bring fans directly to their favorite music and artists through their connected cars. The event will take place at the legendary Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles.

Music That Moves YOU will challenge participants to envision how in-car listening, concert experiences, curated special events, and pop-up merch stores can be connected, creating new innovative music experiences. These experiences can be delivered through the use of applications and technology from cutting edge companies including Arrive, iHeartMedia, and Ticketmaster.

Participants will enable in-vehicle experiences through SDL APIs already available through automotive leaders including Ford, Toyota, and Subaru. New voice and payment technology from ConnectedTravel®, as well as APIs from the above companies, can enable a host of convenient services pertaining to the overall music experience. Entirely handsfree and controlled via voice commands, these services include purchasing concert tickets and concessions, buying merchandise and having it delivered right to the car’s trunk at the venue, reserving and paying for parking in advance of arriving at a concert, purchasing offers heard on the radio, receiving personalized offers and exclusive content before and after concerts, connecting directly with artists, discovering new music, and more.

The top three ideas and winners will be awarded with:

  • Grand Prize: $12,000 plus 20-hours of remote support for continued integration of the winning application
  • 2nd Place Prize: $2,000 plus up to five pairs of tickets to a show of the winner’s choosing at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. Recent performers included Elton John, Bastille, the Chainsmokers, Trisha Yearwood, Lizzo, and Tyga
  • 3rd Place Prize: $1,000 plus five iPad Air 2’s, and five Amazon Echo Dots

The challenge will be judged by Scott Burnell, Global Head of Ford Developer Program, Paul Elsila, CEO of Livio, Jonathan Moss, Connected Vehicle Advanced Concepts Supervisor at Ford Motor Company, and John Moon, COO of ConnectedTravel.