Smart E-Mobility Challenge

The winners have been announced! The announcement happened at Bosch Connected World on May 15th. Congratulations to everyone involved in making this challenge such a success!


1st place

My Easy Charge

2nd place

Machine Witness

3rd place

Decentralized Open Urban Mobility Ecosystem

collaboration award

Decentralized Open Urban Mobility Ecosystem

collaboration award

Autonomous Car Infrastructure Communication


The E-Mobility Challenge competition is run by the Trusted IoT Alliance, the  open software consortium created in 2018 to support the creation of a secure, scalable, interoperable, and trusted IoT ecosystem. MachNation, a global independent IoT research and benchmarking firm is co-producing. TIoTA’s members are engaged with  linking IoT devices and the companies operating them, and to consumers, service, communication and payment providers.

The core concept behind TIoTA is to leverage  software advances in cryptography, distributed ledger technology, secure enclaves and other state-of-the-art-approaches to ensure fast and secure trust-building at an unprecedented scale and speed.  TIoTA’s members span hardware, communications, payment, logistics, and numerous other tech sectors.

Introducing the E-Mobility Challenge at the T-Labs Hackathon in Barcelona, February 22, 2022

The PACE Tour

TIoTA conceived the E-Mobility Challenge to spur the development and commercialization of the emerging marketplace for e-mobility. The competition will leverage the ecosystem of services that already exists for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. The primary vehicle selected for the challenge is a Jaguar I-PACE, provided by Bosch. Participants are invited to work on the I-PACE but can submit entries for any EV.

The highlight of the Challenge is the PACE Tour, in which the Jaguar will be available in select European cities for competitors to access, work on their solutions and conduct hackathons.

The winning entry will provide the most innovative solution that exemplifies progressive automation and connectivity features by enabling the Jaguar to discover charging stations, pay for electricity, discover additional services, and receive a single invoice at the end.

We strongly encourage all entrants to plan a media promotion that tracks all of your Jaguar-related activities for the duration of the PACE Tour. We encourage you to prepare a short presentation that describes your solution, and to have a short demo ready in time for the conclusion of the Challenge which will be staged at Bosch Connected World, May 15th and 16th.

It’s important to keep in mind that the Challenge is not focused on who wins, but on who participates. Our goal is to help you create solutions that you can successfully bring to market. To get the most mileage out of the Challenge, we encourage you to promote and publicize your Challenge Journey.


Challenge Participants

Competitors were required to design and implement  their software/hardware systems on the car, on the charger network, and in the cloud. Each entrant developed an overall reference architecture for their specific solutions. 

Participant Quotes


“We are very excited to take part in TIOTA’s Smart E-Mobility challenge. This challenge is the first step towards bringing awareness to the new digital economy for mobility. At Fetch.AI, we’re developing an intelligent blockchain framework that enables autonomy in the machine-to-machine ecosystem. As part of this hackathon we will demonstrate how autonomous agents can transact independently of human intervention to facilitate electric car charging, parking, and route optimization. Imagine. Build. Fetch.”

Maria Minaricova
Head of Business Development at Fetch.AI.

Challenge Entries

Read up on the exciting Challenge entries submitted by our participants in these quick 2-page summaries.

PACE Tour Dates

The TIoTA Challenge Wall

Check out the latest updates from some of the innovative technology companies participating in our challenges.

Judging Criteria

The judging criteria for the E-mobility Challenge are as follows:

Technical Logistics and Requirements

The Jaguar I-PACE resides at a Bosch facility in Stuttgart. The data interchange with the car is accomplished via a device called ALEN — Automotive Linux Edge Node.  It resides in the car and will not be made available to the public. It will, however, be available at the hackathons locally. The number one shared task is to build a web gateway for ALEN.  Bosch will help with the design specs and provide engineers to build it.

Since the Challenge operates under incomplete information, which is inevitable when opening new frontiers and creating a new marketplace, the Challenge will reward those who are able to work on defining and clarifying the space itself and building the tools for themselves and for others.

Therefore, it will be a requirement for entrants to join the Challenge Working Group, participate in a regular conference call, and work with partners and competitors to define the car capabilities, the charging network entry points, the customer journey connections, and so on.

This slide deck diagrams the Jaguar's ALEN API setup. (Participants are invited to work on the I-PACE but can submit entries for any EV.)


The winning entry will be written up in a public report by MachNation that is publicized by MachNation and TIoTA. The winner will have the opportunity to propose a PoC to the members of TIoTA and the sponsors of the Challenge.

An “Open Innovation” award will recognize an innovative DLT IoT solution that shows originality in its technology or market approach. The “Collaboration Award” will honor the best team submission.  

Monetary or token prizes will become available as sponsorships are lined up. We will keep the participants appraised.

Judicial Committee

The judges will consist of  recognized authorities in the field from the TIoTA executive team, members, sponsors, and invited experts.  MachNation, a recognized analyst firm with its own unique IoT benchmark labs, will also provide a judge and will publish a report that describes the winning entries.    

Information for Challenge Competitors

Thank you for entering the Smart E-Mobility Challenge. We enjoyed the journey with you!

This slide deck, entitled Smart E-Mobility Criteria and Context, provides updated resources and important data points for you. As always, please don't hesitate to contact us with questions.