Economic Success

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-324-4320
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Eta Nahapetian,
Economic Initiatives Coordinator

Transportation & Mobility Hackathon

Coding Solutions to Congestion, Mobility & Safety

Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation held a hackathon on Nov. 16-17, 2017.Hackers at work during our transportation hackathon.

The event was designed to create innovative technology solutions to improve:

  • Traffic congestion
  • Safety
  • Mobility for senior, people with disabilities and others
  • Automated and connected vehicle technology

There were 11 teams that competed for cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners, plus a prize for a student team.

This event was presented with financial support from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Qlarion and Reston Chamber of Commerce. Lunch was provided by Le Pain Quotidien.

Hackathon Pitches & Winners

Teams came up with ideas that included using artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict traffic accidents or traffic volumes, identify the safest intersections, and help people who are blind cross the street safely.

eTrans Systems: 1st Place ($3,000)

 

All Traffic Solutions: 2nd Place ($2,000)

 

Qlarion: 3rd Place ($1,000)

 

George Mason University College of Science: Student Prize ($1,500)

 

Go Together

 

George Mason University

Virginia Department of Transportation

 

Virginia Tech Scores

 

Fluxity

 

Edge360

 

Old Dominion University

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