Adrian Camaroschi, Bojan Kucera, Uthay Kula, and Mandeep Dhother from MMM’s IT team recently participated in a 48-hour intensive hackathon to support the City of Toronto in incubating ideas to solve its traffic issues.
Presented by Evergreen Cityworks and the City of Toronto, the TrafficJam saw 150 Torontonians form teams and collaborate with local traffic analysts, government officials, and data collectors to brainstorm new ideas, analyze data, and build tools to kickstart the development of solutions to fix Toronto’s traffic troubles.
MMM’s team was looking to leverage technology, software, open data, and smart devices to offer ideas positioned to drive real world impact. During the hackaton, they submitted a solution named CommuteR – an app that aimed to solve the traffic problems for commuters in the city by incentivizing travel routes and paths based on real-time traffic conditions and congestion heat maps. The submission garnered a lot of interest from participants and finished in the top 5 in judging at the concluding expo.
More details on the TrafficJam are available at http://trafficjam.to.