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Hex awarded at the VCÖ Mobility Award Carinthia 2021

Written on September 16, 2021 by Bianca Aldinger

For the 30th time, the jury of the VCÖ (Verkehrsclub Österreich – Austrian Transport Club) is awarding the Mobility Prize for Carinthia for creative and individual projects about mobility. Hex GmbH (part of the Anexia Group) was able to convince in the field of digitalization.

The 30th presentation of the VCÖ Mobility Prize Carinthia took place on September 15th with the motto “A new start in mobility”. The award was given to innovative projects that deal with ecological, economically efficient and/or sustainable topics in the field of mobility. Hex was able to leave all submitted projects in the field of digitalization behind and was awarded in cooperation with the ÖBB for the project “ – Solving complex planning problems in rail freight transport through AI”. The project includes the development of a planning system that uses artificial intelligence to make locomotive and personnel planning easier.

Photo: Büro LR Schuschnig

“With our pilot application costs, time and CO2 emissions could be saved by 5-10%. The automatically generated and optimized locomotive rotation plans required fewer locomotives and empty mileage than the manually created plans. In addition, our pilot application is currently being continuously expanded as part of a group-wide project and supplemented with additional components in order to support the entire strategic and operational logistics planning of ÖBB in the future”, says Philipp Hungerländer, founder of Hex GmbH.

He adds: “It is a great pleasure for us to help making the most environmentally friendly mass transport even more competitive and at the same time environmentally friendly with AI software. To be able to make contributions in the areas of mobility and sustainability is also very important to us.”

We were very pleased that Anexia and Hex were honored at this event. The changes in mobility will continue to accompany us in the future, which is why it is important to us to deal with the topic on an ongoing basis and to show how digitalization, optimization and artificial intelligence can make contributions to a more sustainable society. Further exemplary projects can be found in the VCÖ online database.