These seven winning cities will receive a $100,000 grant to further develop their proposals:
- Austin, Texas.
- Columbus, Ohio.
- Denver, Colorado.
- Kansas City, Missouri.
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Portland, Oregon.
- San Francisco, California.
Secretary Foxx was joined by representatives of the finalists, including Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, as well as private sector partners at the announcement.
Autodesk will provide InfraWorks 360 and finalists will get access to (and training on) Infraworks 360, a modeling platform that uses 3-D visualizations and real-world data to plan major engineering projects.
NXP will provide the contest’s winning city with wireless communication modules that allow cars to securely exchange data, such as hazard warnings, over distances of more than a mile to prevent accidents and improve traffic flow.