GridMatrix Partners with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to Launch AI Traffic Software Platform on the Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, and George Washington Bridge

GridMatrix Partners with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to Launch AI Traffic Software Platform on the Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, and George Washington Bridge

Year-long pilot applies cloud computing and artificial intelligence to improve operations on some of the world’s busiest bridges and tunnels

NEW YORK , Jan. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — GridMatrix has partnered with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to introduce GridMatrix’s cloud-based software platform for advanced traffic analytics on the Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel and George Washington Bridge set . Combined, these bridges and tunnels transport more than 180 million vehicles between New York City and New Jersey annually.

The Lincoln Tunnel is the world’s busiest tunnel, carrying more than 40 million vehicles annually. GridMatrix’s AI traffic analytics platform deployed at the Lincoln and Holland tunnels

GridMatrix’s software combines streams from existing sensors, including cameras, radar and inductive loops, and analyzes them with cloud-based machine learning algorithms to provide real-time analyzes of vehicle traffic congestion, emissions and safety hazards. GridMatrix uses only live public feeds from existing Port Authority cameras for this deployment.

Port Authority staff, including transportation planners, data scientists and facilities managers, will use data and insights from GridMatrix’s software platform to improve operations across the agency’s three Hudson River crossings that are vital links to the regional highway system and connections of commerce and people between New York and New Jersey.

“It is a privilege to partner with the Port Authority and support its sustainability, safety and broader operational goals. Innovative transit agencies like the Port Authority are expanding the definition of infrastructure from purely built and physical to ‘ to include a digital, information overlay that includes safety and power efficiency improvements,” said Nick D’Andre, CEO of GridMatrix.

“The Port Authority is proud to provide opportunities to explore new technologies that can help people move seamlessly and safely through our facilities to keep the New York-New Jersey region moving,” said Rob Galvin, the port authority’s chief technology officer, said. “For more than 100 years, the agency has been at the forefront of technology to build infrastructure and make physical connections between people and goods, and this collaboration with GridMatrix reflects our goals to operate to the highest standards possible.”

GridMatrix was selected from a global pool of more than 150 mobility startups for a solution proof-of-concept with the Port Authority, which then deployed GridMatrix’s software platform on the agency’s George Washington Bridge in summer 2022 as part of the Partnership for New York’s Transit Tech Lab Sustainability Challenge. Other local transit agencies participating in the Sustainability Challenge include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and NJ TRANSIT. The technology was also deployed at the Holland and Lincoln tunnels in January 2023. During the deployment, the Port Authority identified GridMatrix’s software platform as a scalable system for detailed data collection, grid effect measurement, policy analysis and interagency reporting.

“Gridmatrix has demonstrated how its technology is uniquely positioned to provide critical insights to adapt to a changing mobility landscape. Agencies must be empowered to use new technology to reduce staff time collecting data and improve data quality to ensure that our roads are as safe, clean, and efficient as possible,” said Stacey Matlen, vice president of innovation at the Partnership for New York.

GridMatrix will further adapt its platform to the Port Authority’s needs over the coming year. The deployment will include the development of new predictive algorithms for operational improvements.

About GridMatrix

GridMatrix’s award-winning real-time traffic analytics software platform combines edge data from existing road sensors and cloud-based data sources to eliminate urban traffic congestion, accidents and emissions.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America recognized GridMatrix’s software as a leading new solution for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

GridMatrix is ​​headquartered in San Francisco and was co-founded in 2021 by a group of former Apple engineering and operations colleagues. The company’s recent work has been featured in Bloomberg, the Associated Press and Government Technology.

Media contact:
Madison Harris
GridMatrix, Inc.
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