Daimler Trucks North America Hackathon

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Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street

1st Floor

Austin, TX 78701

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Utilizing Voice Technology for Truck Repair

At Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) we hold ourselves to the highest standards and are leading the charge by driving the Uptime Revolution. We want to get our customers’ trucks back on the road in 24-hours or less.

We believe voice technology could allow our techs access to repair information, guided diagnostic procedures and other valuable information without having to step away from their bay and keeping their hands free.

Your goal is to create a solution to increase the speed and efficiency of our technicians in order to get our customers' trucks back on the road as fast as possible.

Perks and Prizes

This hackathon is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative ideas to executives and key decision makers at Daimler Trucks North America!

The top three teams will receive the following prize money:

First Place: $10,000
Second Place: $5,000
Third Place: $2,500

Team Travel Stipends

Have a group that you'd like to participate with in the hackathon? We're glad to announce that we'll be offering a limited quantity of travel stipends to qualified teams! Come visit Austin and enjoy the Daimler Trucks North America Hackathon together.

Interested teams can email to apply. Please provide information on your team and your idea for the hackathon.


Friday July 19th:

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Check-in

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Kick Off Presentation by Daimler

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Team Formation & Pitch Sessions

Saturday July 20th:

9:00 AM Breakfast & Check-in

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Kick Off with DTNA, Service System Overview & Voice Control Opportunities

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Hands-on* with a Truck & Diesel Tech

  • Truck and DiagnosticLink
  • Service Literature Lookup, Repair/Troubleshooting Manual
  • Express WriteUp
  • Techlane

*Marketplace setup where participants can stop by for 5-10 minute demos.

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Working Sessions

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mentor Sessions

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Working Sessions

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Working Sessions

Sunday July 21st:

9:00 AM Check-in & Breakfast

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Working at DTNA, Q&A Session

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Working Sessions

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tech Check

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pitches Sessions

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Judging Deliberation

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Winners Announced


Here is a limited list of criteria that will make your solution stand out from others:

  • How is the solution going to be accepted by the end users?
  • How much will it improve the efficiency?
  • How easy and cost effective is the dealer setup?
  • How easy can existing content be converted/adapted to your solution?
  • How adaptable is your solution to different use-cases?

What to Bring

  • Laptop/Computer
  • Any special hardware/software required for your idea
  • Headphones or other 'focusing' tools
  • A good attitude!

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America is the largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in North America and is the industry market leader making the most advanced and fuel efficient trucks on the road. Serving our customers is our passion, and our purpose is clear: we make the means for all who keep the world moving. We embrace the future and invest in the latest technology to push the boundaries of what is possible today, so we can change the world for the better tomorrow.


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