LYT Welcomes Mobility Expert Jane Macfarlane to Board of Directors
May 18, 2021
San Jose, Calif. – LYT, a leading provider of smart cities solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of smart cities expert Jane Macfarlane, Ph.D. to its board of directors.
Based in Berkeley, Calif., Dr. Macfarlane is the Director of the Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility Research Center in the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley and an Affiliate Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has over 30 years of experience in high-performance computing, data analytics, and geospatial mapping.
Dr. Macfarlane has directed industry research groups, including Chief Scientist for HERE – a leader in geospatial mapping and was the Director of Advanced Technology Planning for OnStar at General Motors – the first at-scale, telematics solution. She holds over 25 patents, primarily in geospatial data analytics.
“I’m delighted to welcome Jane to LYT’s Board,” said Tim Menard, LYT’s Founder and CEO. “Her unsurpassed technical knowledge will guide LYT as we build safer and smarter communities.”
“It’s a pivotal time as companies like LYT look to modernize transportation. LYT’s solutions are timely and compelling, allowing cities to relieve traffic congestion,” said Dr. Macfarlane. “I’m excited to join LYT as they define next-gen solutions to improve traffic flow.”
LYT modernizes cities and improves traffic flow with its ML and AI driven software platform. LYT’s Traffic Management platform works with existing infrastructure – no hardware replacement needed. The platform is secure, reliable, affordable, manageable, and obsolescence proof. Traffic flows better, public transportation arrives faster, and emergency services vehicles traverse municipalities with ease. LYT’s solutions make cities smarter, safer, and more environmentally friendly.