The work of SCE Professor Vijay Kumar, his doctoral student Amol Khekar and SCE alum and entrepreneur Tim Sylvester were described in a Kansas City Star article examining the work being done to make driverless cars a reality. It’s clear that Kansas City is doing its part to develop safe and effective driverless technologies!
Tim Sylvester is getting noticed. He was recently listed in the the ENR Top 20 under 40 and is an active contributor to KC’s entrepreneurial community. Tim’s company, Integrated Roadways, recently completed installing modular pavement slabs on I-35 for KDOT. Future versions will include sensors that capture data related to roadway conditions such as traffic jams, potholes, cracks in addition to measuring vehicle type and throughput.
Tim Sylvester, a SCE electrical computer engineering senior and founder of Integrated Roadways, LLC, was featured in the Wall Street Journal article, Entrepreneurs Dream of Jumping on Super-Fast Network. Tim is one of several KC entrepreneurs that are poised to capitalize on the installation of Google Fiber in Kansas City. Using Google fiber capabilities, Tim’s company plans to embed sensors in the modular pavement slabs they produce in order to capture data related to roadway conditions such as traffic jams, potholes, cracks in addition to measuring vehicle type and throughput. Tim credits his success to the support of the SBTDC, UMKC E-Scholars program, UMKC Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic, and other small business & entrepreneurial services provided by the University system. He feels blessed to have had the support of so many individuals working tirelessly to help grow new businesses. Tim is currently working to get a contract to build new Bloch Executive Hall parking lots using the IR system and will, in part, be used as a research site for SCE professors Dr. Ganesh Thiagarajan, Dr. John Kevern, & Dr. Ceki Halmen.