NYCDOT Smart Routing Hackathon
October 15 - October 23
Currently in NYC, truckers and trucking companies are reliant on a static map to know where they should and should not go. When events like construction or a road accident require rerouting, truck drivers are at a loss because existing navigation tools do not include truck route priorities, elevation restrictions, or turn restrictions, truck tolls, or other details specific to their needs. From Saturday, October 15 through Sunday, October 23, C2SMART, in partnership with NYCDOT, will host a Hackathon to invite students to design a 3D visualizer which helps drivers understand where they are in their route, and helps them navigate the complexities of the city.
The event is open to all graduate and undergraduate students in New York City. Folks in New York City are welcome to attend Opening Ceremonies in person through our partnership with Transportation Camp; all participants are welcome to participate virtually during the work period. Final submissions will be presented at 3:00pm on October 23, followed by an hour of networking opportunities for students, industry professionals, and agencies.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions, and the winner’s design may be adopted by NYCDOT — allowing the winner to directly impact transportation in New York City.