Smart Traffic Signals at Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

In a presentation by Dr. Stephen F. Smith, learn how Smart Traffic Signals can improve traffic flow. Dr. Smith is a research professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs the Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory.

Traffic congestion in United States metropolitan areas is an increasing problem, now estimated to cost travelers $121 billion annually in lost time and fuel consumption, and to release 56 billion pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. In his talk, Dr. Stephen F. Smith will describe recent research aimed at addressing this problem through smart traffic signals. A smart traffic signal perceives approaching traffic in real time and dynamically allocates green light time to move all current traffic through the intersection as efficiently as possible.

Café Scientifique: Smart Traffic Signals will be held on Monday, February 2 at the Carnegie Science Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the program is from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the event. Admission is free, but registration is required.

For more information, or to register, visit the Café Scientifique: Smart Traffic Signals event page.

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh