U of M spinout SMART Signal gets the green light with MnDOT

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“BOSTON, MA – August 5, 2013. – SMART Signal Technologies, Inc., a traffic technology firm based in Minnesota, announced today at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Meeting that it has installed its remarkable new iMonitorTM software product on 52 intersections for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) that will save taxpayers millions of dollars as it improves traffic signal performance along the Twin Cities congested signalized arterial corridors.

The product permits the gathering of high resolution data for processing into actionable real-time information to measure and monitor signal and corridor performance utilizing existing controllers and detectors already installed in the field.”

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  • Robert Nelson

    Any idea where they’re installed?

    • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

      It’s a good question, Robert. I pinged Ken Shain, the CEO, and here’s what he said:

      “So far TH7 from MPs through St. Louis Park to Excelsior, TH13 in
      Burnsville and TH55 in Golden Valley have been installed and stretches of TH65 and TH61 are undergoing installation as you read this. I do not know what portions of which routes MnDOT considers operational, though it won national recognition for TH13.

      Remember, once the product is installed, traffic engineers have to
      use the data to improve conditions. I do not know how far along they are on this but according to reports, the drives on 7 and 13 have improved considerably.”

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