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SMART Signal Technologies, Inc.

SMART Signal sells traffic performance measurement software that helps agencies use existing equipment to reduce traffic and related costs.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location St Paul, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

SMART Signal Technologies, Inc., a Minnesota C-Corp, has developed and is profitably selling patented software used by traffic engineers to uniquely reduce traffic congestion on signalized arterial highways by providing real time performance measures using existing equipment. It is unique because it is the only company that can automatically gather traffic data and subject it to its licensed queue length processing algorithms for analysis.


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    Co-Founder & Director

    Mr. Shain is a seasoned technology executive credited with a number of successful startups and turnarounds. He launched the desktop mapping industry with GEOVISION, Inc., turned around Cyco International (aka BlueCielo) and built MENSI, Inc. positioning it for sale to Trimble Navigation. He also served as VP of Sales & Marketing for Image Sensing Systems, Inc., a leading traffic supplier. An Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and UMass graduate.

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    Lianyu Chu
    Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Lianyu Chu is the co-founder and manager of CLR Analytics Inc., a renowned transportation consulting firm specializing in traffic simulation modeling and advanced sensor technologies. Dr. Chu is also an Associate Researcher at the University of California Irvine and was an Associate Research Engineer at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Chu holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and a PhD in transportation engineering.

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    President & CEO

    Dr. Liu is the developer of the Company’s patented technologies. He is well-known in the ITS industry and has published numerous papers on the subject of traffic flow analysis and optimization. His groundbreaking research on Traffic Flow Monitoring for Intersections with Signal Control resulted in the patent now licensed by the Company. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

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    Systems Engineer

    Mr. Hu is the Company's Systems Engineer and a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota. He was instrumental in developing the core technologies licensed by the Company and has developed stellar credentials of his own in the field of traffic analysis and optimization. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and an original member of the SMART Signal research team.


Previous Investors

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    Bermuda Group LLC