Transportation & Mobility Hackathon
Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation held a hackathon on Nov. 16-17, 2017. The event was designed to create innovative technology solutions to improve:
- Traffic congestion
- Mobility for senior, people with disabilities and others
- Automated and connected vehicle technology
Learn about the event's data sources and rules:
Watch an explanation of the context, data sources and rules for the hackathon.
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
There were 11 teams that competed for cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners, plus a prize for a student team.
Teams cane 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)
George Mason University
Virginia Department of Transportation
Virginia Tech Scores Lab
Old Dominion University