Partnership With National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

We are pleased to announce our partnership with National Association of County Engineers (NACE). NACE is a professional association that provides information and awareness on the latest innovations in engineering technology, best practices, management systems, and software.

City of St.Petersburg Project

The City of St Petersburg has implemented SMATS’ traffic monitoring system. The City plans to utilize the technology for infrastructure and development planning purposes. The accuracy and simplicity of the system was a major bonus to the city.

Collier County Project

Collier County is using SMATS’ crowd-sourced travel time solution to create baseline travel time data on their county roads in different seasons. This data can be used as a baseline for future development planning and to better understand their congestion challenges.

Port of Trois-Rivières: Truck Congestion Monitoring Project

With the support of Transportation Canada, SMATS partnered with the Port of Trois-Rivières and recently announced the launch of an innovative R&D project. The project will utilize SMATS novel WiFi and Bluetooth traffic sensor technology to follow truck traffic within the Port. The collected and analyzed data will assist towards security & traffic fluidity improvement measures within Trois-Rivières.

Fenix Marine Port Truck Congestion Monitoring

The US port terminal, Fenix Marine Services chose SMATS to monitor their multiple entry points for queue wait times. To launch, Fenix installed the TrafficXHub  traffic sensors at their points of entry and can now have live and historical data to monitor day to day truck wait-times for better utilizing their capacity.

City of Ottawa Real Time Traffic Monitoring

The City of Ottawa chose SMATS iNode to develop their traffic management procedures. The City is now equipped with a software-only traffic monitoring solution, utilizing SMATS data analytics platform, iNode. Using SMATS crowd- sourced live traffic data the City now has the tool to collect factual data for project decisions and other applications such as incident management and traffic signal timing projects.

Exhibitor at the 2019 CITE Annual Conference

SMATS attended the Ottawa hosted annual Canadian Institute of Traffic Engineers (CITE) conference. The program theme – BOLD Thinking and Transformative Solutions: Today! Not Tomorrow – encapsulates the inter-connectivity of various modes of travel, reinventing design toolboxes to adapt to these modes, and the desire for more highly connected suburbs, internally, and to the urban core. These challenges are being faced by municipalities across Canada. We were lucky enough to have an exhibit showcasing our innovative WiFi and Bluetooth sensors, analytics platform, and Google Traffic Data integration.  Many like-minded traffic professionals part of ITE stopped by to ask questions about our products; with special interest in our new Google access.

Ottawa L5 CAV Test Facilities Launch

SMATS was pleased to attend the official launch of the Ottawa L5 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Test Facilities, a Regional technology development hub in Ontario's AV Innovation Network (AVIN) run by Invest Ottawa. Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa.
We enjoyed the encouraging words of our distinguished speakers, who believe not only in the power of innovation, but also in the development of Ottawa as an AV hub. Of course, we also had a panel discussion featuring companies currently leveraging the Ottawa L5 track, which is being utilized by many businesses: including SMATS. SMATS TrafficXHub sensor can be found mounted at the intersection at the L5 track, collecting WiFi and Bluetooth data, contributing to the integrated testing environment.

Transportation Research Board 2019 Exhibit


We are excited to have had an exhibit at the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Lots of excited traffic leaders learning how our products can help better monitor and manage traffic congestion. The multi-day event provided attendees with workshops and industry professional presentations that examine current trends and guidelines within transportation.

SMATS Sits Down with Ottawa Business Journal

Our President & Founder, Amir H. Ghods, sat down with the Ottawa Business Journal to discuss the work of SMATS in traffic congestion management as well as our connection with the academic world. Amir spoke to our projects with the University of Ottawa as well as Carleton University, and being a part of the Ottawa AV Cluster. Read the full article from the Ottawa Business Journal.

Participation in Panel: Ottawa AV Innovation ‘201’

Last week, we had the opportunity to be a part of Ottawa AV Innovation ‘201’ at Bayview Yards. It was an action-packed morning hosted by Invest OttawaKanata North Business Association and the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA). The event gave an overview of the AV ecosystem in Ottawa, Canada’s AV Capital, as well as explored the innovation and initiatives being run within the city. Our CEO, Rajiv Muradia, had the chance to speak, alongside of other entrepreneurial leads in start-up and growth phases. He spoke to the vision of SMATS and how we are being involved in discussions on Autonomous and Connected Vehicles. We have ongoing projects in-vehicle occupancy detection for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) as well as Tolls (HOT) Lanes along with accident avoidance at rural intersections, focusing on Time To Collision. We enjoyed the event and look forward to sharing our view on the industry and where it is going as well as sharing our work at future events.

SMATS Traffic Solutions Joins Ottawa’s AV Cluster: Software and Data

We, at SMATS, are excited to share that we have officially been recognized for operating within Ottawa’s AV (Autonomous Vehicle) Cluster. Ottawa’s innovation towards, and passion for autonomous vehicles is phenomenal. It is an honour to be able to operate alongside of cutting edge companies such as the ones laid out here. We are listed in the space of Software and Data and look forward to the future of the cluster.

OCE Discovery Exhibitor Announcement

SMATS Traffic Solutions is excited to announce that we will be not only in attendance, but an exhibitor at this year's OCE Discovery! Stop by and see us at the Eastern Ontario Pavilion from April 30 - May 1. We will be showcasing our work on a Vehicle Occupancy Detection System as well as some of our traffic sensors.

Project with the University of Ottawa to estimate bus passengers' origin destination travel route


SMATS Traffic Solutions is thrilled to announce its partnership with the University of Ottawa on an innovative origin destination (OD) project. With cities putting an emphasis on public transportation and citizens being encouraged to use it, origin destination is fundamental. In collaboration with uOttawa and Prof. Bijan Raahemi research group, we will be developing a technology which anonymously collects and analyzes bus passengers’ OD in real time, using passengers' cell phone signals. With this information, cities will be able to better plan routes and scheduling of public transportation. They will then be able to lower their operational costs by running more efficient buses and there will be a shorter wait time as well as improved quality of ride for passengers.

SMATS working with Carleton University to improve accuracy of traffic data collection using sensors

SMATS Traffic Solutions is excited to announce collaboration with Carleton University to enhance our sensors detection accuracy. Through this partnership with Dr. Karim Ismail’s research group, we are working to improve the positional accuracy of the detected devices by our Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensors. We are exploring the use of more than one sensor, clusters and various positioning in this project. This cutting-edge technology has the potential to then improve the accuracy of the traffic data such as travel time, one of the most important measures used for the evaluation of traffic system performance. It could also support various new applications and products. With this project, government organizations and private companies can benefit from the technology as it will further reduce the congestion, delay, fuel consumption and air pollution.

SMATS wins the Small Business Innovation Challenge

We are excited to announce that we have won the Small Business Innovation Challenge for our "Vehicle Occupancy Detection" project. We will develop, test, and demonstrate our technology that will detect the number of passengers in vehicles. The technology will be used in high occupancy vehicle (HOV) and high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes for enforcement and to ensure that vehicles with more than one occupant are not inadvertently billed or fined. Stay tuned for our new sensor product line to address this project. See the announcement from Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

SMATS Traffic Solutions gains BCIP Approval

Smats iNode™ technology for delay management pre-approved for implementation at Canadian borders and port authorities!

Smats Begins Security and Scalability Project with CENGN

Smats Traffic Solutions is proud to announce our collaboration with Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to continue advancing the security and scalability of our traffic sensors. The initiative will help Smats' traffic sensors to push the standards for intelligent transportation management solutions in smart cities.  With the collaboration we continue to move towards our goal of helping governments and institutions to decrease traffic congestion, reducing financial expenses and environmental damages.