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Top Three Finalists Awarded Cash Prizes up to $7,500
The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) and AutoMobility LA™ today announced the winners of the 2017 Hackathon competition presented by Honda Innovations. Tribal Scale's predictive driver assistance platform, that allows the City of Los Angeles to anticipate traffic collisions and arrive on scene within 30 seconds, won the grand prize of $7,500. Team Wing's application named WING, which utilizes publicly owned transportation and parking to alleviate vehicle congestion during high traffic events, won second place and received $2,500. EPAM Systems' submission, an in-car intelligent assistant, won third place and received $1,000.
For this year's challenge, a talented group of nearly 100 developers had 24 hours on November 27-28 to use the 2018 Honda Odyssey, provided by Honda Innovations, as well as data, APIs and software provided by the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Honda Innovations to address mobility issues that dynamic cities face when hosting large, international events that bring millions of people together.
"We couldn't be happier with the turnout and quality of participants at this year's AutoMobility LA Hackathon competition," said John Ellis, Founder of Ellis & Associates and AutoMobility LA Advisory Board Member. "This talented group of tech change-makers demonstrated an exceptional ability to understand the transportation challenges facing modern cities and how those challenges could be addressed with the creative application of technology."
This year's Hackathon competition was evaluated by a diverse panel of judges comprised of the following:
- Erik Robinson, Vice President, AAA – Auto Club Enterprises
- John Moon, Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, Honda Innovations
- Olabisi Boyle, Senior Director, IoT Global Connected Car, VISA
- Roberto Baldwin, Senior Editor, Engadget
- Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
The Hackathon was hosted by AutoMobility LA for the first time, with Presenting Sponsorship by Honda Innovations, along with sponsorship support from the City of Los Angeles, ConnectedTravel, Engadget, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Microsoft and VISA.
For additional information on AutoMobility LA's 2017 Hackathon event, please visit: AutoMobilityLA.com/Hackathon. To learn more about AutoMobility LA and the LA Auto Show, please visit: http://www.automobilityla.com/ and http://laautoshow.com/.
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