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Hills Road Student Chosen as One of the Winners for TeensInAI London Hack With An App That Reduces Traffic Congestion

SanjeetChatterjee
20 Jun 2019
Hills Road student, Sanjeet Chatterjee was chosen as one of the winners for
of the TeensInAI London Hackathon with his app ‘Dash’; a centrally co-ordinated driver service designed to improve traffic flow in major cities using an adaptive routing system.

Dash dynamically generates routes that use smaller roads, but with longer trip times, and gives users rewards points as incentives based on the length of the detour time. For more information please go to: bit.ly/2WN2gfu

Sanjeet was one of the top 10 finalists invited to present his idea at the CogX AI Festival in London, during London Tech Week. The Hackathon aimed to encourage teenagers to develop a concept that addresses one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, using AI. The app was judged on design, innovation, technical complexity, social impact and commercial viability.

Sanjeet said “I came up with the idea for Dash with the aim of making cities more sustainable. Dash will be able to centrally co-ordinate autonomous fleets, such as Tesla’s upcoming Robo Taxi network.”

CogX AI Judges included Sherry Coutu; Angel investor and founder of Founder4schools, Dame Wendy Hall; Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Andrew Eland; Engineering Lead at Google Deepmind Health and Simon Edward; Chief Marketing Officer and VP IBM UK & Ireland.