09-30-2019

Teaming With Industry and Technology Leaders to Deliver Smart-City Solutions

The winner of the Smart Cities Challenge will be determined by a panel of global authorities.

Parsons Corporation and its partners and sponsors proudly announce our panel of industry expert judges for the Smart Cities Challenge — Transforming Intersections — that will significantly increase mobility around cities and reduce the amount of time citizens spend at red lights.  John Rossant, Amy Ford and Tim McManus, esteemed judges, bring a wealth of expertise and global perspective to the Challenge and to the selection of semi-finalists to be announced at LA CoMotion.

John Rossant, CEO of CoMotion, a leading industry and technology community for the mobility revolution, Amy Ford

John Rossant, CEO of CoMotion, a leading industry and technology community for the mobility revolution

John Rossant, CEO of CoMotion, a leading industry and technology community for the mobility revolution, Amy Ford, Director of the Mobility

John Rossant, CEO of CoMotion, a leading industry and technology community for the mobility revolution, Amy Ford, Director of the Mobility on Demand Alliance (MODA) for ITS America, and Tim McManus, faculty member at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and former Vice President at McKinsey & Company, a global consultancy, are all on the fore front of mobility trends and brings years of public- and private-sector insight to the Challenge selection process.

The goal of Parsons’ Smart Cities Challenge is to change the way cities move by collaborating with governments to solve some of the most complex mobility issues they face today, including frustrated motorists sitting at intersections in traffic backups waiting for lights to change. With Parsons Intelligent Intersections, cities and counties can leverage existing data to provide automated traffic re-timing based on changing traffic patterns, enhancing mobility for the region. In addition, connected vehicles can communicate with traffic signals, which will lead to more efficient and environmentally friendly driving with a smaller carbon footprint and, ultimately, safer intersections. Traffic signal owners can also provide priority to transit and emergency vehicles or automatically extend green cycles for pedestrians needing extra time to cross the street.  Read what industry publications have to say News Article.

Semi-finalists will be announced at LA CoMotion in Los Angeles, CA, November 14-15, 2019.

For more information on the Challenge and on how to apply, go to Smart Cities Challenge

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