We are Traffic Control Freaks
The inspiration for GRIDSMART Technologies Inc. was born when William Malkes, someone with no previous experience in the transportation industry, believed a team could accomplish with one camera what other companies needed four cameras to do.
This vision pioneered the world’s first
Our founder believed that a fisheye camera was the only way to correctly deploy video to improve traffic. They were also committed to providing that technology to hometowns around the world, starting with GRIDSMART headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville, home to the state’s flagship university, the University of Tennessee, neighbors Oak Ridge, one of the highest per capita Ph.D. areas in the nation and home to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Knoxville and Oak Ridge are also surrounded by small, economically challenged communities in every direction. Surrounded by extreme diversity, our company was built on the pillars of three core values and the belief that technology is only great when it’s accessible to everyone. Traffic managers hold people’s lives in their hands and GRIDSMART’s mission is to improve one billion lives through technology; all lives: teachers, nuclear engineers, farmers, students, politicians, police officers
Operating with three core values, Simple. Flexible. Transparent, GRIDSMART is deployed in intersections across the globe, in urban locations with a high density of drivers, bikers and pedestrians to rural communities tucked in the Appalachian Mountains.
Our vision didn’t stop at the intersection. GRIDSMART delivers smart traffic management solutions to communities of all sizes so they can reduce urban congestion, maximize efficiency and decrease environmental impact. Real-time performance data, including
From our 2006 beginning to installations in 49 states and 29 countries, we’re committed to three principles in our products, our culture