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:
- “Using Artificial Intelligence for Traffic Control ”, US Provisional Patent, filed 2018.
- “Methods and Software for Managing Vehicle Priority in a Self-organized Traffic Control Systems ”, US Patent, Patent Number: 9,761,136, 2017.
- “Methods and Systems for Coordinating Vehicular Traffic using In-Vehicle Virtual Traffic Control Signals Enabled by Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Systems ”, Singapore Divisional Patent No. 10201505499P, US Patent 8,972,159.
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.
- “How Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Could Replace Traffic Lights and Shorten Commutes ”, IEEE spectrum, Sept 2018
- “Virtual traffic lights as in-car systems go with the real road flow ”, TechXplore, Jan 2015
- “In-car virtual traffic lights could save commuters time ”, Thinking Cities, Jan 2015
- “How Can In-Vehicle Virtual Traffic Lights Make Your Daily Commute Quicker? ”, Tech Times, Jan 2015
- “Traffic lights on your windshield could get you home faster ”, CNN Business, Jan 2015
- “18 Brilliant Ways To End Gridlock And Save Billions ”, Business Insider, Feb 2013
- “Insect-inspired virtual traffic lights could replace – or augment – the real things ”, New Atlas, Nov 2012
- “Carnegie Mellon University professor envisions a future with virtual traffic lights ”, Pittsburgh Business Times, Apr 2012
Inci oversees the company's operation. Part of her company responsibilities include leading the company's financial, human resources, and administrative operations.
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.
Master's in Computer Science student at Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor's in Computer Science at EPFL and ex national programming champion.
Machine Learning Engineers
Data Science and Software Development enthousiast. HEC Paris, Ecole Polytechnique, Carnegie Mellon University and EPFL fellow. Poetry writer, chess player and personal development devotee.