Is AI Enough to Smooth Traffic in Famously Congested Areas?

New traffic management tools, powered by by machine learning and artificial intelligence technology, are finding their way to the tunnels and bridges that serve New York City.

A pilot project, led by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is an outgrowth of a proof-of-concept development originating in the Transit Tech Lab, which connects transportation and transit officials with technology providers to solve transportation challenges.

The Port Authority is beginning a yearlong pilot with GridMatrix to use perception and machine learning software to improve operations on the Holland and Lincoln tunnels, as well as the George Washington Bridge…

GridMatrix’s introduction to the Port Authority came via the Transit Tech Lab Sustainability Challenge, which in November 2022 announced six companies to develop proof-of-concept projects.