Tag Archives for: Derq

Derq Partners with Paradigm to Bring Industry-Leading AI Video Analytics and Connected Infrastructure Solutions to Texas 

August 09, 2022

Derq Partners with Paradigm to Bring Industry-Leading AI Video Analytics and Connected Infrastructure Solutions to Texas

Detroit, Mich. and Arlington, Texas – (August 9, 2022) – Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles, has partnered with Paradigm Traffic Systems, a leading distributor in traffic and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions. The partnership will bring together Derq’s cutting-edge technologies with Paradigm’s strong market presence and long-standing customer relationships to enhance road safety and smart traffic infrastructure in the state of Texas. 

“Paradigm Traffic Systems is excited to partner with Derq and offer our customers advanced AI video analytics that are unmatched in the transportation technologies industry,” said Ryan Zenzen, President of Paradigm Traffic Systems. “Paradigm’s Texas customers will benefit greatly by upgrading their infrastructure for the Derq INSIGHT and Derq SENSE solutions, which will make the roadways safer for our families, friends, and community.” 

Derq’s real-time perception and connectivity AI platform aggregates data from different sources including traffic sensors, signal controllers and connected infrastructure. The platform enables two application offerings, Derq INSIGHT and Derq SENSE. Derq INSIGHT generates an array of real-time safety and traffic insights providing agencies with the tools to take an increasingly proactive safety approach with several life and cost savings benefits. Derq SENSE is an edge-based solution that provides real-time infrastructure-based analytics for off-board cooperative perception and traffic management applications. This includes vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications for connected and autonomous vehicles, adaptive traffic management, smart pedestrian crosswalks and smartphone safety apps. 

“Our partnership with Paradigm enables us to leverage their trusted relationships and strong track record with various agencies across Texas, a state that is at the forefront of piloting and adopting cutting-edge ITS and CAV solutions,” said Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and Co-Founder of DERQ. “Our goal is to improve road safety and efficiency for our customers and deliver this societal impact at scale. Several agencies across Texas have made road safety a top priority. Partnering with Paradigm, the leading distributor in Texas, aligns with our goal to support state and local agencies in achieving their vision zero priorities.”

About Derq: 

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com. Derq is a trademark of Derq Inc. 

About Paradigm Traffic Systems: 

Established in 1994, Paradigm Traffic Systems is the leading distributor in Texas specializing in traffic control service and installation, freeway traffic management, and offers a full line of intelligent transportation system products and parts. Paradigm boasts a staff of service professionals and expert technicians, bringing over 200 years of combined traffic service experience to the table. Paradigm has the knowledge and manpower to provide hands-on customer service and ongoing support for small to large-scale projects. With exclusive relationships with many top manufacturers, such as Econolite, coupled with the technical expertise to ensure proper installation and operation Paradigm offers a complete solution for their customers traffic signal and ITS needs. For more information, please visit www.paradigmtraffic.com or contact info@paradigmtraffic.com  

 

Derq Demonstrates Industry-Leading AI Solution to Tackle Spike in Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities

June 01, 2022

Derq Demonstrates Industry-Leading AI Solution to Tackle Spike in Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities

Detroit, MI (June 1, 2022) – Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles has successfully deployed an end-to-end solution to address burning needs in pedestrian and cyclist safety. In collaboration with Control Technologies, Inc. (CT),  Danlaw, and CeVe, Derq has most recently demonstrated in Florida its ability to prevent collisions between drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists using a variety of approaches, including connected vehicle messages, flashing pedestrian signs, actuating traffic signals, and smartphone application alerts. The solution also reports advanced safety insights, helping agencies better understand and improve road safety performance. 

The technology is much needed today, as reported earlier this month by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic fatalities are at a 16-year high, with nearly 43,000 roadway fatalities in 2021, which has increased 10.5% from 2020. In addition, pedestrian and cyclist fatalities are up 13% and 5%, respectively, compared to 2020. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program was established with $5 billion to fund regional, local, and Tribal initiatives over the next five years to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.  

Deployed at the edge, Derq’s real-time perception and connectivity AI platform ingests and aggregates data from various sources, including traffic cameras, signal controllers, connected vehicles, smartphone apps, and other cloud-based services.  

“Over the years, we’ve partnered with various leading ITS technology providers across the US and have deployed thousands of intelligent sensor-based solutions,” said Pete Ganci, VP at CT, “the Derq AI Platform is the only one on the market that we have seen capable of powering a fully integrated pedestrian and cyclist safety solution, allowing vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists to communicate with each other and the infrastructure, while also delivering real-time adaptive traffic management and reporting advanced safety analytics, such as pedestrian compliance issues and near-miss reporting.”  

The Derq solution is capable of accurately detecting, tracking, and predicting the intent of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles as they approach crossings in real-time through its AI-powered computer vision algorithms. By fusing this detection data with data ingested from traffic signal controllers, connected car messages (C-V2X), and smartphone applications the solution generates real-time alerts, and sets off decisions to protect pedestrians and cyclists from hazardous conflicts with vehicles.  

“We are proud of the tremendous progress we have made in our cutting-edge technology, trusted by major agencies across the US,” said Karl Jeanbart, COO of Derq. “Driver, pedestrian, and cyclist safety are paramount to everything we do. Our proven third-party-tested solution can be deployed immediately to alert drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists about potential hazards in their environment, avoid collisions, and save lives.” 

Derq and its partners recently demonstrated the solution to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials as well as industry professionals at the Traffic Engineering Research Lab (TERL), located in Tallahassee, Florida. During this demonstration, several use cases were highlighted, including: 

  • Placing a call within a traffic signal controller to activate the desired pedestrian phase by utilizing the data generated from the fusion of passive pedestrian detection and a smartphone application.  
  • Activating flashing pedestrian signs (such as RRFBs) at mid-block crossings for an approaching pedestrian by utilizing the data generated from the fusion of passive pedestrian detection and a smartphone application.
  • Alerting approaching vehicles both audibly and visually of pedestrian or cyclist presence based upon a potential conflict prediction made possible by the broadcasting of C-V2X messages such as Basic Safety Messages (BSM) and Personal Safety Messages (PSM) generated by the fusion of passive pedestrian detection and a smartphone application.  
  • Alerting pedestrians and cyclists using a smartphone application at crossings of approaching vehicles based upon a potential conflict prediction made possible by the fusion of advanced vehicle detection and C-V2X messages (BSMs) broadcasted by the vehicle.  

In addition to all of the above, the platform also generates an array of real-time safety and traffic insights, such as the detection of traffic violations, pedestrian compliance issues, and road-user conflict (near-miss) data, providing up-to-date, granular data to enable the analysis of safety issues.  

Danlaw, an industry leader in connected vehicle technologies with more than eight thousand V2X devices throughout North America, provided its RouteLink C-V2X Roadside Unit and AutoLink C-V2X Onboard Unit for this demonstration.   

CeVe provided iOS and Android smartphone apps that connect drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to transportation infrastructure. The apps help pedestrians and cyclists request a touchless activation of crosswalk signals and notify them of nearby vehicles as they approach intersections.  

Ultra Engineering and Precision Contracting Services (PCS) also supported the technology team during the demonstration. 

 

About Derq:  

Derq is an award-winning MIT spin-off powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq has been recognized as an industry leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and has received numerous awards, including AI company of the year at the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in 2019 and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information regarding this release, please contact press@derq.com; for sales inquiries, please contact sales@derq.comDerq is a registered trademark of Derq Inc.  

About Control Technologies (CT): 

Established in 1980, Control Technologies has been a distributor of industry leading traffic control and intelligent transportation related solutions for the last 40 years. CT Group has manufactured over 20,000 Traffic Control and ITS Cabinets in since its inception. CT Group is active in the Connected Vehicle and Smart Intersection market and represents several products in that arena. The CT Group is becoming the “Go-To” company for providing the complex solutions that their customers need. Involved in the first US-based IVHS (pre-ITS) test project in the Orlando area, to more recent work with the City of Sunnyvale, CA on their signal modernization project which was funded by Google, their team of Professional Engineers (PE), Professional Traffic Operations Engineers (PTOE), and IMSA Traffic Signal Technicians bring a significant amount of experience to support any project. For more information, please visit https://www.ct-grp.com/. 

About Danlaw:  

Danlaw is a global leader in connected car technology and automotive electronics. Danlaw focuses their efforts on research and development to create intelligent solutions for an increasingly connected world. The Danlaw team is dedicated to revolutionizing mobility by driving innovation and bringing people together. The 300+ Danlaw engineering professionals have provided automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEMs and their tier-1 supply base for over 37 years. Danlaw has facilities in the USA, India, and China. Danlaw specializes in embedded systems development and testing for embedded control units (ECUs), vehicle network communications, infotainment, and telematics. Customers include automotive OEMs, electronics suppliers, fleet, and automotive insurance companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.danlawinc.com or email info@danlawinc.com 

About CeVe:  

The CeVe smartphone app helps pedestrians and cyclists by automatically activating crosswalk signals as they approach intersections and notifying them of nearby vehicles. The Ce¯Ve¯ app also helps drivers optimize speeds to avoid red light stops, reducing fuel consumption, costs, and carbon emissions, while also improving safety by providing red light warnings, speed limit notifications, and information about nearby pedestrians and cyclists. For more information, please visit www.ceve.io or email info@ceve.io 

Derq and Parametrix Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Smart Technology Solutions to More Livable Communities 

January 27, 2022

 

 

Derq and Parametrix Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Smart Technology Solutions to More Livable Communities

 

 

 

Detroit, MI (January 27, 2022) – Derq, a Detroit- and Dubai-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology company, and Parametrix, an established planning, engineering, technology, and management consultancy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver smart technology solutions for more livable communities based on Derq’s platform and Parametrix’s innovative solutions.

 

As a strategic partner, Parametrix will focus on smart and livable community solutions that leverages Derq’s technology platform. For opportunities spearheaded by Parametrix, Derq will provide support and training for its technology platform to Parametrix’s staff and clients and ensure seamless data integration with Parametrix developed solutions.

 

A key objective at Parametrix is to help communities enhance mobility, safety, and sustainability. Through our strategic partnership with Derq, we provide our clients with unique AI technologies for advanced predictive analytics, connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV), road safety, and transit applications. This partnership represents another step toward our vision for the future of transportation and the future of the profession,” said Hicham Chatila, the National Director of Smart and Livable Communities at Parametrix.

 

Derq has built an award-winning platform powered by patented AI technologies and predictive analytics, helping to eliminate crashes, save lives, and create safer and smarter roadways. Derq will provide Parametrix’s existing and new clients with its technology platform that is disrupting traditional traffic and safety analyses by generating, in real-time, cost-effectively, a full suite of traffic and safety insights that proactively address the road safety and efficiency priorities of their customers. Derq’s platform also powers connected and autonomous vehicle solutions which will benefit Parametrix’s clients who are looking to plan, design, and implement safer and smarter connected and autonomous corridors.

 

“Derq is powering the global transition to safer, more efficient and sustainable transportation. Our strategic partnership with Parametrix, who has a bold vision to plan and deploy smart city initiatives, will help us accelerate this transition.” Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and Co-Founder of Derq, said. “Combing our award-winning real-time AI and CAV platform with Parametrix’s experience in delivering large scale infrastructure projects is a unique opportunity to achieve our societal impact at scale.”

 

About Parametrix

Consistently ranked as a best place to work, Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned company providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, technology, and environmental sciences. Parametrix has been serving public and private sector clients across the United States since 1969.  The firm’s planners, engineers, and scientists are helping communities deliver inspired solutions addressing climate change, equity, social justice, mobility, and safety challenges.
About Derq

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq is a Techstars Mobility alumnus, has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI Company of the Year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com.  

Derq and CT Partner with the City of Fremont on Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project

December 08, 2021

 

 

Derq and CT Partner with the City of Fremont on Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project

 

 

The City of Fremont Taps Derq as Intersection Analytics Systems Expert to Deploy AI Technology at 37 Intersections Along Fremont Boulevard for Safer Roadways for Drivers and Pedestrians

 

 

Charlotte, NC (December 7, 2021) – DERQ, a Detroit-based technology company, and their partner CT Group, a leading intelligent transportation systems distributor, arepartnering with the City of Fremont in California to deploy intersection analytics systems as a key component of the Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project on a 9-mile section of Fremont Boulevard. This multi-year project is touted as one of the most advanced and connected corridors in the U.S.

 

“From the beginning, our Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor project has served as a national test bed for innovation in traffic safety technologies and is a significant investment in the City’s Mobility Action Plan. This project will not only modernize our traffic systems to make them more safe, but will also provide a more efficient driving experience for our community members by improving traffic flow,” said Fremont Mayor Lily Mei. “Derq’s intersection analytics systems will help take this project to the next level as we continue our work to make Vision Zero (eliminating all traffic fatalities) a reality in Fremont. The data will supplement our existing efforts and give us the tools to take an increasingly proactive safety approach.”

 

Derq’s primary responsibility involves enabling intersection analytics systems at 37 Intersections along Fremont Boulevard to provide ongoing analysis from traffic intersection video sources of multimodal conflicts using artificial intelligence (AI). Derq’s proprietary software will be utilized to detect “near-miss” interactions at intersections and crosswalks and identify safety “hot spots” based on dangerous roadway behavior including red-light running, speeding, wrong-way driving and pedestrians crossing against a red light, as well as provide continuous classified counts and turning movement reports.

 

“We have worked extensively with various city and state governments to advance some of the largest and popularly-travelled corridors in the U.S.,” said Karl Jeanbart, Chief Operating Officer of Derq. “We’re excited to bring our knowledge and experience to the Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project so they remain one of the most advanced and safe roadways in the country.”

 

Derq’s patented software platform integrates with pre-existing or easily installed sensors and other intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment at each intersection to monitor the trajectories and predict the intents for all vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians in the sensors’ field of view. This creates a comprehensive understanding of road user behavior that helps identify and predict potential conflicts or collisions and in-turn dangerous intersections. The data generated provides accurate and granular feedback to develop safety countermeasures and manage traffic. Derq’s approach is unprecedented, as it aims at converting large amounts of sensor data into rich dashboard-based predictive insights that are not otherwise available through traditional safety and traffic analyses. These insights allow road operators and planners to act proactively with short turnarounds rather than reactively rely on punctual, often data-poor, and outdated crash and traffic reports.

 

“CT Group is excited to partner with Derq and the City of Fremont for this project,’” said Joe Hoferer, Vice President Western Region of CT Group, “The Derq safety analytics platform is revolutionizing how we study and understand safety and risks for vulnerable road users. Derq’s proprietary AI software provides real-time insights into what is happening at the intersection level. With this project, the city is embarking on one of the most advanced ‘Vision-Zero’-focused traffic projects in history.”

 

Derq has worked extensively with forward-thinking agencies, such as Caltrans, RTC of Southern Nevada, the City of Dublin, OH, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), where it is deploying one of the largest U.S. intelligent corridors in Detroit with 65 intersections.

 

Derq is participating in the ITS America 2021 Annual Meeting at the Charlotte Convention Center where it will be showcasing its solutions and products at booth #1914.

 

About Derq

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq is a Techstars Mobility alumnus, has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI Company of the Year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com. 

 

About the City of Fremont 

Located on the southeast side of the San Francisco Bay, Fremont is a city of over 230,000 people with an area of 90-square miles, making it the fourth most populous city in the Bay Area and California’s 15th largest city. Fremont is located within Alameda County. With its moderate climate and its proximity to major universities, shopping areas, recreation and cultural activities, employment centers, major airports, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, Fremont captures metropolitan living at its best. The City of Fremont is constantly re-imagining its role as a city and the ways it can meet the needs of the people that choose to live, work, and play within its borders. From sustainability initiatives and public safety policies to high-tech pilot programs and community engagement efforts, Fremont is a regional and national leader that has garnered recognition and awards throughout the years. Learn more about the City of Fremont’s comprehensive traffic safety programs and initiatives:

 

Smart and Safe Corridor Project

 

Fremont Vision Zero Program

 

Fremont Mobility Action Plan

 

About Control Technologies Group:

The 40 plus year old CT Group consists of the following companies and locations. Control Technologies, Traffic Control Products, CT West, & CT Northwest. CT Group has offices in Orlando, FL (Corporate Headquarters), Atlanta, GA, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Hershey, PA, Carlsbad, CA, Sacramento, CA, Salem, Oregon, and Seattle, WA. CT Group has distributed and manufactured cutting-edge traffic signal control and ITS products since its inception. CT Group has manufactured over 20,000 Traffic Control and ITS Cabinets in over forty years. CT Group is active in the Connected Vehicle and Smart Intersection market and represents several products in that arena. The CT Group is becoming the “Go-To” company for providing the complex solutions that their customers need. For more information, please visit https://www.ct-grp.com/.

 

Derq Participates in Four Conferences to Speak on the Future of Mobility and Smart Infrastructure Technology 

November 02, 2021

 

 

 

Derq Participates in Four Conferences to Speak on the Future of 
Mobility and Smart Infrastructure Technology 

 

 

Derq to Speak on Successful Deployments and Advancements of Proprietary Technology at the Oliver Wyman Forum’s Global Mobility Executive Forum Series, Smart Mobility Conference, and CoMotion Los Angeles in November 

 

DUBAI, UAE (November 2, 2021) – Derq, a Detroit- and Dubai-based start-up, announced today they will be speaking at the Oliver Wyman Global Mobility Executive Forum Series – Mobility Infrastructure for GrowthSmart Mobility Conference in Dubai, IRF World Meeting and Exhibition, and CoMotion LA – all in the month of November 2021. Executives at Derq have been sought out by convention organizers as they have multiple, successful deployment case studies to speak on, and are a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) proprietary technology that powers safer and smarter roadways for all. 

 

Oliver Wyman Global Mobility Executive Forum Series – Tuesday, November 2 

CEO and Co-founder, Dr. Georges Aoude, will be among four other panelists to discuss how to develop infrastructure for growth. The panel will be moderated by Oliver Wyman Partner André Martins with the third edition of Urban Mobility Readiness Index presented by Alexandre Bayen, Director of UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies. The panel discussion will take place at 11:30am GST on November 2 at the Dubai World Expo. For more details, visit: https://www.oliverwymanforum.com/mobility/2021/nov/mobility-infrastructure-for-growth.html  

 

Smart Mobility Conference in Dubai – Wednesday, November 3 

Dr. Aoude, will take part in a panel on day two of the convention on the topic of what the region’s roads will look like in the year 2050. Dr. Aoude will answer questions from the moderators about what the future of smart infrastructure will look like and how long it will take to integrate the technology needed to make roadways safer and autonomous ready. The panel discussion will take place at 12:00pm GST on November 3 at the Dubai World Expo. For more details, visit https://hypermotion-dubai.ae.messefrankfurt.com/dubai/en/events/smart-mobility-conference.html  

 

18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition – November 7-10 

The IRF World Meeting & Exhibition will be taking place in Dubai this year with particular attention paid to emerging challenges when it comes to readying road infrastructure to autonomous vehicles and advanced travel demand management. Members of the Derq executive team will be presenting and also have a booth on-site during the event. Dr. Aoude will take part in a panel discussion about leveraging the power of AI to assist road agencies to produce effective heat maps of road risk. Dr. Aoude’s panel discussion will take place on Monday, November 8 at 9am GST at the Dubai World Trade Center. COO and Co-Founder, Karl Jeanbart, will give a presentation on Derq’s leading approach for “Using artificial intelligence for safer, smarter, and autonomous-ready roads”. Karl’s session will take place on Monday, November 8 at 3pm GST. For more details, visit: https://worldmeeting.irf.global/  

 

CoMotion LA – Thursday, November 18 

Taking place in Los Angeles, Dr. Aoude will be among three other panelists for a discussion on why roadways are deadlier than ever. The panel titled, “The Intersection of Smart & Safe” will discuss how new technologies such as real-time traffic monitoring and signaling, advanced data analytics and personal electric vehicles can increase safety. The panel discussion will take place at 10:30am PST on November 18 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, visit: https://comotionla.com/  

 

“At Derq, we’re dedicated to advancing the safety and mobility of roadways for all road users,” says Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and Co-founder of Derq. “We’re excited to share our experience with successful smart infrastructure and autonomous vehicle deployments with like-minded individuals and companies also striving to build the needed road infrastructure of the future.” 

For more information about Derq, visit www.derq.com.  

 

About Derq:   

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq is a Techstars Mobility alumnus, has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com for general inquiries and sales@derq.com for sales inquiries. 

Derq Joins the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program 

August 20, 2021

 

 

Derq Joins the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program 

 

 

Derq Serves as a Key Solution Provider, Offering Smart Solutions for Safer Roads to the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program Ecosystem

 

 

 

DETROIT, MI (August 20, 2021) – DERQa Detroit- and Dubai-based start-up, announced today the company has joined the Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator Program. As part of the Qualcomm® Advantage Network, the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program is designed to connect cities, municipalities, government agencies, and enterprises with an ecosystem of providers offering end-to-end smart city solutions. By connecting members searching for smart city solutions, the program aims to enrich people’s lives through the accelerated transformation of city infrastructure and services. 

 

According to a 2018 World Health Organization study, there are an estimated 1.35 million traffic fatalities every year due to largely preventable crashes.1 Derq works closely with the automotive industry, state and local governments, and intelligent transportation systems providers to eliminate road fatalities.  

 

Derq has built an award-winning AI analytics platform that is powering the future of connected and autonomous roads, making cities smarter and safer for all road users and enabling the deployment of autonomous vehicles at scale. Derq has live deployments in the USA, Europe, and the UAE, in forward thinking cities and states including Michigan, Ohio, Nevada, and Dubai. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Derq have collaborated to demonstrate the benefits of AI and V2X for road safety applications at CES 2019.2 Derq is trusted by global automotive and traffic systems leaders including Motional, DENSO, and Kapsch, and has best-in-class IP with a strong patent portfolio.  

 

As part of the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program, Derq will showcase a few of its industry leading AI solutions powered by the Derq Platform including: 

 

  • Derq INSIGHT, which generates an array of real-time safety and traffic insights, providing up-to-date, accurate and granular data enabling in-depth analysis of safety issues, countermeasure development and traffic performance assessment.

 

  • Derq SENSE, which is an edge-based solution that provides real-time infrastructure-based analytics for off-board cooperative perception and traffic management applications, including V2X applications for connected and autonomous vehicles, adaptive traffic management, and smart pedestrian crosswalks. 

 

“We’re honored to offer key components of smart infrastructure solutions for smart cities and spaces,” said Dr. Georges, Aoude, CEO and Co-Founder of Derq. “The Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program will help accelerate the deployment of our cutting-edge AI solutions to improve road safety and mobility today, and prepare our partners for the future of connected and autonomous transportation.”  

 

“We are pleased to welcome Derq to the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to help build out progressive smart cities deployments with streamlined end-to-end capabilities,” said Sanjeet Pandit, senior director, business development and global head of Smart Cities, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Derq’s unique traffic management infrastructure solutions, Derq INISGHT and Derq SENSE will support the deployment of end to end safety and traffic solutions for cities and spaces.” 

 

As a member of the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program, Derq will work to fast-tack the transformation of cities into safer and smarter environments and help them deliver greater efficiencies, cost savings, safety, and sustainability. 

  

About Derq:   

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq is a Techstars Mobility alumnus, has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact us at info@derq.com.