MIT-Spin-Off, Derq, Partners with AM Signal in Eight Western States with Exclusivity in 
Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico

MESA, AZ- Derq, a Detroit- and Dubai-based start-up, announced today the company has partnered with AM Signal, a leader in the distribution of traffic signal control devices and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the Western Region. The partnership will bring together Derq’s advanced technologies with AM Signal’s deep industry experience to enhance road safety and smart traffic infrastructure in eight states with an exclusive partnership in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.

AM Signal strives to be the leading Traffic Signal Control and ITS distributor in the Western United States. Their customer-centered approach combined with the forward-thinking innovators at Derq will bring a unique integrated offering to traffic signal control, ITS, road sensing and software applications. These solutions will be utilized to reduce collisions and fatalities on the roadways as well as improve traffic efficiency. 

“We are excited to partner with the expert team at AM Signal to help customers improve the safety and mobility of their roads and road users, including drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, and prepare them for the future of autonomous transportation,” says Karl Jeanbart, COO and Co-Founder of Derq. “AM Signal’s approach to innovation and the ability to quickly evolve to meet emerging technologies aligns with the values that define and guide our everyday practices towards building the road infrastructure of the future.”

Derq’s real-time perception and connectivity AI platform aggregates data from different sources including traffic sensors, signal controllers and connected infrastructure. Their platforms include Derq INSIGHT and Derq SENSE. Derq INSIGHT generates an array of real-time safety and traffic insights providing up-to-date, granular data to enable analysis of safety issues. Derq SENSE is their edge-based solution that provides real-time infrastructure-based analytics for off-board cooperative perception and traffic management applications. This includes vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications for connected and autonomous vehicles, adaptive traffic management and smart pedestrian crosswalks. 

“AM Signal is pleased to announce our partnership with DERQ,” said Zac Ward, Vice President of Sales for AM Signal. “DERQ brings an advanced suite of AI and connected vehicle capabilities that will complement our business initiatives as well as bring industry-leading technology to the end user. We strongly feel DERQ is on the leading edge of where traffic technology is heading and partnerships such as this create the true core of Intelligent transportation systems.”

Derq and AM Signal are kicking off their partnership at the ITS Arizona 28th Annual Conference at the Mesa Convention Center where they will be showcasing their offering at Booth 312/314.

About Derq:  

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq is a Techstars Mobility alumnus, has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com for general inquiries and sales@derq.com for sales inquiries.

About AM Signal:

Established in 2001, AM Signal has grown to be a leader in the distribution of traffic signal control devices and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the US Rocky Mountain Region. AM Signal Inc., is a full-service distributor for numerous product lines, with full support from design to technical. For more information, please visit amsignalinc.com or contact sales@amsignalinc.com.

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