AI solutions take top prize at Linfox fuel hackathon

Linfox and YBF Ventures held a 28-hour hackathon called FuelHack on 9 and 10 May in Melbourne.

The aim of FuelHack was to develop new and innovative ways to reduce operating costs and environmental emissions by optimising fuel consumption.

Participants pitched their ideas to a judging panel for the chance to win the grand prize.

In a surprise move by the judges, two artificial intelligence (AI) focused teams were announced joint winners.

The combined winners took the full $10,000 in prize money as opposed to $8,000 for first place and $2,000 for second place.

The winning teams will also receive $10,500 worth of free coworking space at YBF Ventures.

“The FuelHack was an intense 28 hours. All 10 teams worked incredibly hard to find stand-out technological solutions to optimise Linfox’s fuel use,” said Linfox Chief Technology Officer, Nick Delija.

Congratulations to Tim Kallady of Piccard and Asith Abeysinghe, Darcy Morgan, Nan Gao, Sichen Zhao and Wei Shao of RMITCRUISE++.