Seventy-eight proposals were submitted to the ‘Smart City Challenge’ a competition that will give the winning city $50 million in technology-related transportation funding. The participating cities needed to showcase their ideas of which technologies could prepare their transportation system for future rapid growth. Vulcan Philanthropy who is providing $10 million of the prize funding hopes the technologies will also help reduce emissions.

Seven finalist cities were chosen at the SXSW Interactive Festival over the weekend and Austin Texas made the list!  To see the other six finalists and to read more about this competition click here.