October 15, 2010
WICHITA, KANSAS—October 15, 2010—On behalf of Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, Lieutenant Governor Troy Findley presented Rhythm Engineering, creators of artificially intelligent traffic signal technology, with the Governor’s Energy Achievement Recognition Award at a ceremony in Wichita Tuesday. The award recognizes leadership and accomplishment in renewable energy and energy efficient activities and programs.
Rhythm Engineering, a Lenexa-based company headed by Dr. Reggie Chandra, has invented an adaptive traffic control system that calculates the need for signal changes in real-time. By creating green lights based on traffic demand, the company’s InSync system fixes traffic congestion problems. Studies show results of up to 90 percent fewer vehicle stops, 25 percent less fuel consumption and 30 percent less emissions. A current project in Topeka, for example, is expected to save 110,000 gallons of fuel annually.
Rhythm Engineering’s InSync solution is currently the most widely deployed adaptive system in the country. InSync is installed or contracted to be installed at 326 intersections nationwide, with deployments from California to New York as well as many here in Kansas and the greater Midwest region.
The award was presented as part of the 2010 Kansas Energy Conference, and was held at the Century II Convention Center in downtown Wichita. Representatives of energy-related industries, utilities, cities, counties, state agencies, colleges and universities, and the public were in attendance.
“The topic of reducing fuel consumption is huge, but no one has addressed all the fuel and other resources that are wasted as we sit at poorly timed traffic signals,” said Reggie Chandra, President and CEO. “We fix traffic signals, which in turn cuts fuel and emissions by a significant amount. We are thankful to the state of Kansas for this recognition, and look forward to helping communities across America experience the benefits of better traffic flow.”
In 2008, Reggie Chandra, Rhythm Engineering’s CEO and founder, was recognized as one of the most promising Kansas technology entrepreneurs by his selection for the 2008 PIPELINE entrepreneurial fellowship.
“Reggie Chandra knocked on PIPELINE’s door with an eager desire to grow during a very tough economy,” said Joni Cobb, president and CEO of PIPELINE. “He began as a savvy engineer and became an entrepreneur overseeing aggressive business growth. His company is solving extremely important environmental problems around the country while simultaneously creating economic growth right here in Kansas. We congratulate his entire team on this recognition and look forward to even more growth very soon.”
About Rhythm Engineering:
Based in Lenexa, Kansas, Rhythm Engineering is the leader in innovative traffic solutions with its adaptive traffic control system that calculates the need for signal changes in real time. Independent studies prove that the InSync technology results in up to 90 percent fewer stops, 30 percent less emissions and 25 percent less fuel consumption. With deployments stretching from California to New York, Rhythm Engineering’s products are receiving praise from elected officials, traffic engineers, environmentalists, state transportation agencies and drivers alike. For more information, visit rhythmtraffic.com.