GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. has been named a grand prize winner in the Amazon Web Services “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge 2016,” a global program that recognizes governments and developers for innovations that benefit citizens and are deployed through the Amazon Web Services Cloud.
GRIDSMART received the Partners in Innovation award in recognition of its smart traffic technology that collects real-time traffic information to improve safety and maximize efficiency at intersections and reduce congestion and environmental impact.
The GRIDSMART traffic management system allows cities to actuate intersections and gather important traffic data that can be utilized to adjust signal timing and traffic flow strategies in real time. In addition, real time performance data, including time stamped traffic volumes, turns and average speeds, is collected and made available to traffic engineers, urban planners, metropolitan planning organizations and others for analysis and better decision making.
“AWS has always been a great partner for us and we can not thank them enough for selecting us as this year’s winner. It is always great to have a partner like AWS to work with on smart city innotiatives. The next few years are going to be very exciting and we are confident that together we can develop solutions that make traffic and transportation smarter and safer for all citizens,” said Will Overstreet, Director of Product Management, GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. Overstreet accepted the Partners in Innovation award at the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 2006, GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. is a Knoxville, Tennessee based company backed by venture capital investment from around the United States. Used in thousands of intersections across 46 states and 22 countries, GRIDSMART systems include the industry’s only open API, built-in replay functionality, and a published change log. GRIDSMART products are built to be Simple, Flexible, and Transparent. For more information, visit gridsmart.com.