Blog
August 9, 2022
Help us build the future of traffic management technology
At Flow Labs, we’ve developed our platform by talking to engineers throughout the industry, and we want to include as many engineers as possible in the conversation. We want to talk to both current and former traffic engineers to hear feedback on our analytics platform.
June 13, 2022
Total Performance Measurement
Find the total impact of any project, anywhere on your roadways. Our performance measurement tool Litmus measures safety, mobility, and environmental impact from when your project starts to when it ends. Then it automatically analyzes the changes to show you exactly what improved, what didn’t, by how much, and why.
June 13, 2022
The IDA Loop
Our platform is designed to help you identify your worst issues, figure out why they’re happening, take action, and then accurately measure the result of those actions so you can find what worked and why. We call this our IDA-loop framework: Information – Diagnosis– Action, and it’s helping engineers reduce months of work to minutes.
June 13, 2022
What Sets Our Analytics Apart?
Get the right information and right solution, every time. Built by engineers, for engineers, our platform offers the most complete, accurate, and relevant analytics in traffic management. Our analytics find the biggest problems on your roadways, diagnose why they’re happening, and propose to you the best way to solve them with customized, AI-backed timing plans.
May 13, 2022
Why Flow Labs: August
"I love how at Flow Labs, you don’t get to interact with just one cool technology your company is using—you get to interact with all of them. Every month there’s something new and exciting. We’re pushing the boundaries of what software can do."
January 28, 2022
Why Flow Labs is the best partner to help you get and keep funding in 2022
The Biden administration, and in particular the Bipartisan Infrastructure law, is giving agencies unprecedented funding for safety, environmental, and equity transportation initiatives. By working with Flow Labs, you’ll be uniquely competitive for all of these grant opportunities.
January 28, 2022
Cleaner roads for everyone, right now
Lower emissions by 21% across all your roadways immediately. Our hardware-free platform and industry leading data helps agencies exceed their climate targets quickly and affordably.  
January 28, 2022
Beyond ATSPM
Even with ATSPMs, engineers still rely on video feeds, fieldwork, and citizen complaints to see what’s happening on their roadways. Why? How can analytics be better, and what is Flow Labs doing differently?
December 3, 2021
Safer roads for everyone, right now
Reduce crashes by up to 32%, right now. We use our data to predict everywhere crashes are likely to happen, helping you find and solve safety issues before they cause a crash.
November 16, 2021
Fix your detection, right now
Right now, 72% of your detectors give you bad data, which increases your workload, reduces service levels, and reduces safety on your roadways. Our detector health platform takes the guesswork out of detector maintenance and helps you find all your detection problems instantly.
November 16, 2021
Get Comprehensive, Accurate Analytics
At Flow Labs, we’ve designed a complete analytics platform to help you find problems instantly, without needing to do any fieldwork. You can start using our platform on all your roadways right now, and get total visibility into safety, operations, mobility, environmental impact, and equity.
November 1, 2021
Case Study: Optimus Deployment
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) decided to use advanced technologies to optimize their peak period signal timings. Choosing to use Flow Labs’ Predictive Traffic Control (PTC) software instead of the traditional signal timing process resulted in travel time reductions of 24%, increased arrivals on green by 11%, and a 37% reduction in split failures.
October 6, 2021
Integrated Data Is Reliable Data
Our proprietary virtual sensors are 94.4% accurate and cost 1/300th as much as hardware detectors. They don’t require any additional hardware or infrastructure: you can deploy and scale them across all your roadways now. And as a hardware free technology, we can direct a virtual sensor to collect data from any point on a roadway, or across the entire roadway itself.
October 6, 2021
Your data is wrong. Data integration will fix it.
If you can't measure the past or present, how can you predict the future? Poor data quality is a fundamental issue in traffic management. Here's why integrating data can solve this critical problem.
September 29, 2021
Case Study: Virtual Sensors Technology Validation
Flow Labs Virtual Sensor technology is proven to generate 94.4% accuracy in field conditions, offering a scalable, affordable approach to accurate data collection.
September 20, 2021
Reflecting on Ida: How AI Can Enable Rapid, Safe Evacuations
Experts now predict that climate change is causing hurricanes to become stronger, both in their winds speeds and rainfall. Addressing this terrifying possibility will require a complex, multifaceted approach including investment in levee expansion, fortification of storm shelters, and increasing collaboration between national, state, and local officials. However, better traffic management can unquestionably be part of how we confront these new realities.
June 11, 2020
Traffic Operations: Low Costs, Big Rewards
Road construction is a mainstay of our infrastructure policy, but it is no longer solving the problem of congestion. Technology solutions for operations are today already proving that they can offer substantial benefits compared to construction whilst entailing lower risk and higher reward.
May 2, 2020
Clear Roads, Green Lights, Can't Lose: Our Origin Story
This our origin story: how we decided to build a technology that could do just that, how we put it on a major city roadway and reduced travel times, how we showed that we could give people not just one day but up to two and a half days back each year.
May 2, 2020
Machine Learning and AI for Intelligent Transportation Systems
This article provides some of the history of AI, where we are today, and applications that are already available for use in traffic management.