A startup at Carnegie Mellon University

Who we are

Virtual Traffic Lights LLC is a company based in Pittsburgh, PA that builds on research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a minority stakeholder in VTL. VTL licensed 20+ patents in the fields of AI, V2V, V2X in Traffic Management including and not restricted to:

Our Roadmap

What we've accomplished so far

We have an amazing journey behind us which inludes various demos and grants across the globe.


They talk about us!

VTL in the News

Respected scientific journals and news channels like the IEEE spectrum, CNN or the Pittsburgh Business Times have written articles about VTL in the last years.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer


Ozan Tonguz

Ozan leads the technical and business strategy for VTL. He brings 31 years of research experience in vehicular networks, wireless communications and networks, and optical communications and networks.



Inci Ozgunes

Inci oversees the company's operation. Part of her company responsibilities include leading the company's financial, human resources, and administrative operations.


Khaled Al-Ghoneim

Khaled is currently in charge of the new business development of the company. Dr. Khaled Bin Abdulaziz Al-Ghoneim received his Ph.D. from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University.


Vijayakumar Bhagavatula ("Kumar")

Kumar helps the efforts of the company in new business development as well as the new technology development using his background in computer vision and machine learning.

Software Engineers


Yves Zumbach

Master's student at ETH Zurich in Computer Science, Bachelor's in Computer Science at EPFL, exchange year at Carnegie Mellon University. Deep interest in Cloud Computing, Machine Learning and Blockchain.

Machine Learning Engineers


Abderrahmane Lazraq

Data Science and Software Development enthousiast. HEC Paris, Ecole Polytechnique, Carnegie Mellon University and EPFL fellow. Poetry writer, chess player and personal development devotee.


Baptiste Freydt

Master's in Data Science student at ETH Zurich, Bachelor's in Communication Systems at EPFL, former exchange student at Carnegie Mellon University.

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