SBIR-STTR-Success: CLR Analytics, Inc.
Each year, commercial motor vehicles (CMV) travel approximately 300 billion miles across U.S. highways and interstates. By capturing and analyzing data from drivers of these CMVs, the FHWA can be better prepared to prevent fatal crashes and maintain roadway safety. However, accurately capturing this data presents its own set of challenges. CLR Analytics brought a solution to the table with help from the DOT SBIR program.
The technology, called the VSign Inductive Loop Signature (ILS) system, accurately classifies and re-identifies vehicle, and measures vehicle’s speed, travel time and purpose by upgrading the hardware and software in the pre-existing traffic data collection stations. By doing so, users can derive a more reliable and complete set of transportation performance matrices for transportation planning, safety, and operation, and detailed vehicle information for monitoring truck activities and load distributions for freight management and enforcement.
CLR is currently delivering its technology to Caltrans, and other state DOTs. The VSign product has been deployed at more than 120 freeway sites in California and a few other sites in Alaska, Colorado and Minnesota. At a price point of about $700 per sensor, the ILS provides an affordable solution without the need to overhaul the entire system. Although the product just launched this year, sales already exceed $300K.
CLR also sees applicability for its ILS sensors for the Environmental Protection Agency, as a way to measure CMV emissions and pollutants in the air.