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About this event

The Connected Vehicle —
Throughout history, the global automotive industry has reinvented itself again and again, but today, the industry is currently undergoing a revolutionary and unprecedented transformation.The future of the connected vehicle is that of one where there is a wholesale decrease of accidents, more efficient ways of traveling, a significant reduction in terms of emissions generated and a reduction in overall commute time.

Whether it’s the expanded application of automotive electronics, intelligent smart systems improving convenience and safety to provide an optimal driving environment and comfort, and new infotainment systems as telematics, the automotive industry is actually undergoing one of its biggest transformation in decades.

We’re looking to explore the next frontier in form of the connected vehicle. Specifically, we’re looking to explore:

•Short term connected technologies in existing vehicles

•The future of autonomous vehicles and smart sensors

•New business models for helping consumers commute more efficiently

•The impact of social in vehicular transportation

•Sustainability and vehicle performance

NestGSV is collaborating with Ann Arbor Spark, as teams from Michigan and California will compete for prizes. There will be a 24-hour connected feed between the two sites.


  • Home-3rd
  • Hertz Best Business/Leisure Travel App
  • Business/Leisure Travel App: Develop an app specifically for the Hertz in-car screen that adds value to som...



  • Thursday
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  • Friday
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS All submissions to the NestHACK Hackathon remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organizations that developed them. By registering, consentin...


All submissions to the NestHACK Hackathon remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organizations that developed them. By registering, consenting to the terms of the Hackathon, and entering a Submission, however, the Participant agrees that the organizers and technology partners reserve the right to publicly display the intellectual property and the announcement of contest winners as an example of work. We encourage participants to open source their projects to both share their hacks with the greater community and promote innovation in this space.


By submitting a NestHACK Hackathon Entry or accepting any prize, you represent and warrant the following: (a) you will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content and to grant NestHACK Hackathon all of the rights granted herein; (b) you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage NestHACK Hackathon, Sponsors, or any third party; (c) you will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to NestHACK Hackathon's or Sponsors' brand image or goodwill; (d) you will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; (e) NestHACK Hackathon will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display or other exploitation of any of the content that you submit; and (f) the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code.


Participant represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the Submission, and that the Submission is an original work of the Participant, or if the Submission is a work based on an existing application, that the Participant has acquired sufficient rights to use as specified in the “Intellectual Property Rights” section of the Rules; and that the Submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third party rights of which the Participant is aware, and that the Submission is free of malware.


Winners will be judged based on the following criteria:

Quality and innovative nature of the design Utility of the product Compelling use of the Technology Partners products

Special consideration will be given to entries based on the following criteria: Degree to which the process of development was collaborative (i.e. did you work with other contestants or team members to improve your submission?)


NestHACK Hackathon organizers will have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. NestHACK Hackathon may disqualify, at organizers’ sole discretion, NestHACK Hackathon entries (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that (a) are in violation of third party rights or law or regulation, (b) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content that NestHACK Hackathon or Sponsors otherwise finds objectionable or inconsistent with NestHACK Hackathon’s or Sponsors' brand image or goodwill.

NestHACK Hackathon can accept only those NestHACK Hackathon Entries that are completed and submitted as described above and that conform to any technical requirements specified as part of the entry process. NestHACK Hackathon entries that do not comply with the provisions of these Official Contest Rules will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered.


The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges ("Judges").

By submitting any NestHACK Hackathon Entry, entrants release NestHACK Hackathon, Sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and advisors from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the decisions of the Judges.


Contest prizes are non-transferable by the winner. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.


By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules. The Official Contest Rules will be posted at To the maximum extent permitted by law, NestHACK Hackathon reserves the right to change these Official Contest Rules at any time. You further agree to be bound by the decisions of NestHACK Hackathon and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. NestHACK Hackathon reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the NestHACK Hackathon Entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site; violates the Official Contest Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.