Congratulations to the 2017 D4SD Finalists! Out of 23 entries into this year's challenge, we selected 8 finalists that represent a mix of our four challenge briefs (commuter experience, accessibility, biking/walking, and autonomous vehicles).
The winner received a $5000 cash prize. The top three teams will get opportunities to pitch directly to the City of San Diego, SCALE SD, and SANDAG to implement their ideas.
How can we make bicycles more visible to cars of the future? We think DSRC, the technology behind V2V communication, may be the answer.
Hired specialists remotely maneuver AVs through areas of uncertain conditions allowing all riders to travel with no takeover responsibility.
Spot is an app that provides the blind and visually impaired with accessibility-focused walking directions, using data from GE streetlamps.
An education center where the public directly engages with AVs, accesses learning resources, and provides feedback for stakeholder insights.
We wish to redefine the beach experience for those with limited mobility. Our solution is an automated, shared-use, mobility aid service designed for the beach environment.
An app focused on the iterative design process, bringing professionals and the public together to share designs, expertise, and feedback.
An app that shows available parking within downtown San Diego.
WiFi installation on all MTS vehicles, improving the experience of regular MTS commuters, through education and entertainment resources.
PAC is a smartphone application that provides audio alerts to drivers when it senses an urgent emergency.
ESSENCE is the new way to alert driver's of pedestrians who are preparing to cross the street at the intersection through vibrations.
An AI instructional assistant that helps reinforce good driving habits by reducing visual cognitive load though the aid of real-time audio feedback from car sensor technology.
SPOT is an application that aims to make parking in congested areas easier and more efficient by allowing people to give their parking and its location directly to someone else.
An application which rewards users for reporting MTS related problems.
Our solution combines infrastructural changes and social awareness campaigns supplemented by an attachable device that enhances visibility for drivers. These combine to create better experiences for drivers while improving pedestrian safety.
iCBus is a multi-platform bus forecasting system. Based on existing drivers' control system, it provides drivers a new interface to send out more valuable information, containing bus capacity and wheelchair availability, which will be synchronously transferred to users' mobile application.