Traffic AI Startup Brings Anthony Foxx, Stuart McKee Aboard

Hayden AI, a young startup that wants to mount cameras on city vehicles in order to capture traffic violations and gather data, has brought on two big names to help it grow: former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and former Washington state CIO Stuart McKee.

The company announced the news along with a $5 million investment funding round led by Autotech Ventures. Foxx, who was the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., before he led the U.S. Department of Transportation under President Barack Obama, is an adviser for Autotech. McKee was CIO of the state of Washington in the early 2000s before he left to become Microsoft’s chief technology officer for state and local government.

McKee will become Hayden’s chief operating officer, while Foxx will become the third member of the board of directors.