As part of an initiative to optimise the transport system within the region of Carinthia, a team compiled entirely of international members from the Alps Adria region banded together for a Hackathon to work on their vision of the future of public transport. Given the restrictions of the existing system, available technology, and 48 hours, they developed MACHINA - a concept allowing users to move freely across the city while being rewarded with benefits from the state for doing so. Focusing on the holistic nature of the system,
the team chose not to think of it as a ‘Transport App’, though instead a ‘City App’.
Machina is an innovative and intuitive citywide transport system that operates passively via your smartphone - even in your pocket! The app recognises when you hop on a bus, rent a bike, or even share a car.
Paying close attention to each detail of today’s modern technology, Machina incorporates an attractive streamlined design, which is both user friendly and low-maintenance. Utilizing beacon technology, Machina is able to communicate with all transportation systems throughout the city, taking care of the details while you just enjoy the ride.
After you have completed your journey, Machina’s app calculates the best route for your trip according to price options. The app also automatically accepts payment at the end of each month, allowing you to more focus and relaxation on your journey without having to worry about paying for each ticket along the way.
Suitable for both tourists and residents, Machina also allows you to set up a recurring payment for regular city transport users, or a one time payment on your credit card if you’re just in town for a trip.
Machina also provides practical features such as bringing additional passengers, automatic recognition of transport routes, and a series of benefits brought to the user through citywide partnerships.
Machina’s app meets the needs of tourists as well as local commuters, making their journey stress-free and efficient. For travellers, Machina allows them to quickly to understand the local transport systems, by allowing them to navigate freely from their devices.The app offers convenient ticketless travel, automatic payment, and tariff calculation, which helps travelers buy the correct ticket, avoiding fines and purchasing mistakes.
Design plays an important role in the way it visually represents our app’s innovative qualities. Combining an attractive visual platform that is also user friendly, Machina is streamlined and simple, speaking to today’s modern aesthetics, and appealing to users of all ages.