If you live in LA, you know traffic is just a part of life. But does it have to be? For the past three years, teams have flocked to Hack.LA Mobility, LA’s urban transportation hackathon, to see if they can use technology to create a future without traffic jams. At the latest Hack.LA Mobility, Jake Beaudin, an industrial and systems engineering student at USC, and his team won first prize for their app goodmoov. The app, developed within the hackathon’s 24-hour time constraints, offers drivers points for taking alternative, less-congested, routes. The points can then be redeemed with local businesses along the new route.

 

Click the link below to hear more about Jake’s award-winning app, including their plans to present goodmoov at the Tech Open Air Conference in Berlin, Germany!

 

Student Wins HackLA Mobility with App to Solve LA Traffic Woes

Michael Cox

About Michael Cox

Michael was born and raised in a small island town off the coast of Seattle. He went to USC, but he’s still a Pacfic Northwesterner at heart—he loves hiking, reading, and watching the Seattle sports teams disappoint him. At Viterbi, Michael counsels high school and transfer students in the application process. You can follow him on Twitter @MichaelJohnCox4

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