A professor at Carnegie Mellon has invented a new smart traffic system called Surtrac (Website) that changes traffic lights based on real-time traffic. In short, Surtrac combines AI with basic traffic theory to allow for less time waiting at stop lights to reduce congestion and create shorter trips and less pollution.

Professor Stephen Smith works in the Robotics Institute at CMU, focusing his research mainly on next-gen tech, which applies artificial intelligence to automated systems.

Smith’s tech is currently being applied in Pittsburgh where it apparently improved travel time by an average of 25 percent.


Brendan O'Connor

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