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Finalists

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.

The Winner

Cycle Detection

Cycle Detection

Stephen Cerruti, D.J. Nelson, Savera Soin, James Maron

How can we make bicycles more visible to cars of the future? We think DSRC, the technology behind V2V communication, may be the answer.

The Runnerups

AV onDemand: Remote Service Provider for Autonomous vehicles

AV onDemand: Remote Service Provider for Autonomous vehicles

Marissa Hing, Alex Tunchez, Jacob Browne, Josh Duhay, Claire Pham

Hired specialists remotely maneuver AVs through areas of uncertain conditions allowing all riders to travel with no takeover responsibility.

Spot: Your Guide to Safe and Walkable Cities

Spot: Your Guide to Safe and Walkable Cities

Sayamon Riddang, Natalie Terenzi

Spot is an app that provides the blind and visually impaired with accessibility-focused walking directions, using data from GE streetlamps.

The Finalists

GATE Center: Immersive AV Learning Center

GATE Center: Immersive AV Learning Center

Garret Hoover, Selene Hoover, Jessica Yeung

An education center where the public directly engages with AVs, accesses learning resources, and provides feedback for stakeholder insights.

Beach Access For All

Beach Access For All

Andrea Flagiello, Matt Abbondanzio, Tomas Robinson, Daniel Lenzen

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.

Road Map

Road Map

Anna Chen, Marie McNamara

An app focused on the iterative design process, bringing professionals and the public together to share designs, expertise, and feedback.

San Diego Parking App

San Diego Parking App

Tyler Reinecke, Thomas Twomey, Jangwoo Lee, Adrian Derderian, Dave Dunn

An app that shows available parking within downtown San Diego.

Audio Movement

Audio Movement

Ting Wei Lin, Nathaniel Moreno, James Rich, Danfei Sun, Diana Nguyen

WiFi installation on all MTS vehicles, improving the experience of regular MTS commuters, through education and entertainment resources.