MIT-Spin-Off, DERQ, Partners with Control Technologies to Expand AI Video Analytics Across the USA
DETROIT, MI- DERQ, an MIT-spin-off with an award-winning platform powered by patented AI and predictive analytics, is partnering with Control Technologies Group (CT Group), one of USA’s largest distributors of traffic signal control and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) equipment for a multi-year distribution agreement. CT Group will be distributing DERQ’s leading AI video analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles as well as traffic and safety insights across its wide network in the US.
The partnership ultimately brings together the forward-thinking innovators at DERQ with the established veterans in the traffic signal industry at CT Group. The demand for video analytics solutions with comprehensive offerings including safety analytics, traffic analytics and connected vehicle (CV) applications is greater than ever. Combining DERQ’s solutions with CT Group’s technology offering will further build a unique integrated offering including traffic signal control, ITS equipment, road sensors, and software applications.
“This partnership enables us to leverage CT Group’s strong sales network and expertise to scale our AI solutions across the country and help improve safety and mobility for all road users including autonomous vehicles,” says Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and Co-Founder of DERQ. “We’re also excited about working with CT Group’s complementary portfolio of solutions to achieve a comprehensive and unique market offering.”
DERQ’s Real-Time Perception and Connectivity AI Platform aggregates data from different sources such as traffic sensors, signal controllers and connected infrastructure. It then uses AI to extract real-time intelligence from the data, enabling cutting-edge CAV applications as well as actionable Safety and Traffic Insights. DERQ’s Platform is hardware agnostic, flexible and scalable, providing immediate value to both customers with existing sensor deployments and those seeking to deploy innovative smart mobility ecosystems.
The CT Group is looking to expand its footprint in the smart intersection and CV arena and is excited about the standalone opportunities of the DERQ solutions as well as the capability to merge the DERQ software and capabilities with products they currently distribute. The multi-year agreement provides rights of representation in 26 states across the US with exclusivity in the Southeast and Northwest where the CT Group has exemplary representation and over 40 years of Traffic Signal and ITS experience.
“The CT Group is excited about the market opportunities the new agreement with DERQ will facilitate,” says Mike Day, President of CT Group. “The partnership will promote interoperability of the DERQ platform with our existing Traffic Detection and Smart Intersection offerings in addition to the unique and compelling standalone capabilities. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
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 has deployed and proven its technology across multiple geographies globally, including in Michigan, Ohio, California and Nevada. Derq has also 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 regarding this release, please visit https://
About Control Technologies Group:
The 40 plus year old CT Group consists of the following companies and locations. Control Technologies, Traffic Control Products, CT West, & CT Northwest. CT Group has offices in Orlando, FL (Corporate Headquarters), Atlanta, GA, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Hershey, PA, Carlsbad, CA, Sacramento, CA, Salem, Oregon, and Seattle, WA.
CT Group has distributed and manufactured cutting-edge traffic signal control and ITS products since its inception. CT Group has manufactured over 20,000 Traffic Control and ITS Cabinets in over forty years. CT Group is active in the Connected Vehicle and Smart Intersection market and represents several products in that arena. The CT Group is becoming the “Go-To” company for providing the complex solutions that their customers need. For more information, please visit https://www.ct-grp.com/.