4 ways technology could ease Nashville’s traffic crunch

Politics, religion … and now traffic.

All are proving to be risky topics at any Nashville dinner party these days.

The failed Nashville transit plan managed to pit friends against friends and family against family, each side making very valid arguments to support their position but neither willing to budge.

There is still hope, though…

A.I.-enabled traffic lights
Surtrac, an innovative start-up that was spawned out of Carnegie Mellon University, has built an “artificial intelligence enabled traffic light system.” Combining A.I., cameras, radar and traffic theory research, traffic lights communicate with each other in real time to optimize traffic flow. So far, initial tests in Pittsburgh have reduced drive-times by 25 percent.