Derq Joins the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

August 20, 2021


Derq Joins 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) Per the company, Derq works closely with the automotive industry, state and local governments, and intelligent transportation systems providers to eliminate road fatalities.  

Derq has built an AI analytics platform for connected and autonomous roads. The solution is designed to make cities smarter and safer for all road users and enable 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) According to the company, Derq is trusted by global automotive and traffic systems leaders including Motional, DENSO, and Kapsch, and has IP with a suitable patent portfolio.  

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

  • Derq INSIGHT, 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, 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. 

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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