Parametrix and Derq Partner to Provide Smart Technology Solutions to More Livable Communities




Seattle, WA – Parametrix, an established planning, engineering, technology, and management consultancy company based in Seattle, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver smart technology solutions for more livable communities using Derq’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology platform.

Derq’s award-winning platform, powered by patented AI technologies and predictive analytics, is helping to eliminate crashes, save lives, and create safer and smarter roadways. The platform also powers connected and autonomous vehicle solutions which will complement Parametrix’s approach to plan, design, and implement safer and smarter connected and autonomous corridors.

“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, 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 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 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 or contact  

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.

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