Once a year some of the dedicated co-workers at Scania in Södertälje team up to spend 24 hours hacking away at ideas that could be a part of the future Scania.
With sustainability in mind, a couple of new suggested solutions were presented. The team Extra Cash were thinking of how a small trucking firm could improve their capacity utilization with a simple app. Their simple idea was to match empty trucks with goods that needed transport – a win-win solution that could also contribute to lowering emissions.
“And better capacity utilization means money straight into your bank account”, said Björn Lindstenz – one of the participants at the latest Scania HACK (and he is also Director for Sales IT so he should know what he is talking about).
Another app created during the HACK was Catchy Rides – car-pooling for Scania co-workers. “Sharing is caring”, was pointed out by Ebba Thorin, .NET-developer within Services Delivery IT. As Scania’s locations in Södertälje are distributed over the whole town there is a well-developed system for internal transportation, but there are still people driving their own car who could take a passenger with them. Just state where you are going and if someone wants to catch a ride, your contact information will pop up in the app. Another win-win solution – get to know your colleagues while reducing environmental impact.
These were only a couple of the ideas presented at this year’s Scania HACK. Now we are all waiting for them to be become reality!