Innovation Award winner: Rapid Flow Technologies

Rapid Flow Technologies, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off, has developed an innovative approach to traffic signal control, combining research from artificial intelligence and traffic theory with its Surtrac technology, developed through CMU’s Traffic 21 initiative. The technology creates adaptive traffic signals, optimizing signal performance for the traffic that is actually on the road. This artificial intelligence technology improves traffic flow for both urban grids and corridors…
Smith said the company was launched in 2009 after seed money was provided by the Hillman Foundation to come up with solutions for traffic congestion in Pittsburgh.