Name of the competition: IMDA's Youth Innovation Showcase and Awards
About the competition: The Youth Innovation Showcase & Awards is a platform for local and regional youths to come together to showcase their innovative & cutting edge tech prototypes. This award is to recognise, celebrate and share the innovative work done by students from Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore and around the region. Students will come together at SG:Digital Wonderland a community event and showcase how their innovations will be able to change the future of tomorrow and enhance citizens’ life in a Smart City.
Date of the competition: 19 May 2019 and 20 May 2019
Achievement: Winners of Best of Show Award and Visitors’ Choice Award
REP Students:Team Whizz comprising of Fong Kuo Xin Anthony, Foo Mawqing Melvin, Ho Li Ting Valerie, Victor Gwee De Ming and Vivienne Chong Yu Jing
Product/Proposal: Whizz aims to offer personalised transportation that is fast, affordable and reliable using autonomous e-scooters. It offers on-demand booking for e-scooters in geofenced areas, with self-redistributing, orientating, parking and charging features. Whizz is able to respond to bookings made through the application to navigate to its user’s location independently, and is equipped with sensors to effectively detect obstacles to avoid collisions. It also eliminates commuters' fear of missing the last bus or train since it is available 24/7.