LILEE systems announces autonomous rapid transit commercial services for urban bus routes

LILEE systems announces autonomous rapid transit commercial services for urban bus routes

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2021 — LILEE Systems is proud to receive the first permit for self-driving bus commercial services on two designated bus lines in Tainan, Taiwan. The self-driving fleet, subsidized by the Ministry of Transportation, will generate new revenues to the city’s public transit systems by providing two regular bus services in the science park and between the high-speed railway station and the nearby university, exhibition center and large outlet mall. This milestone of the innovative autonomous rapid transit (ART) system has been achieved through partnership with Kasion Green Energy, Taiwan’s sole distributor of BYD vehicles, and Tainan Bus, one of the largest bus operators servicing over 23-million passengers per year. Selected by the Tainan City Government and Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation, LILEE Systems, Kasion Green Energy and Tainan Bus have signed a memorandum of cooperation in creating a new smart transportation model that realizes true driverless driving of urban buses. The commercial services will begin on September 2021 using the BYD K6 bus fleet. “Launching the autonomous rapid transit (ART) system with LILEE Systems is a key milestone of our smart transportation development,” said Ming-Te Wang, Director of Tainan’s Bureau of Transportation. “We are excited to roll our self-driving buses to expand the city’s public transportation services and improve safety and efficiency.” Headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA, LILEE Systems specializes in advanced transportation safety software and is the leading technology provider of autonomous driving solutions that deliver AI-based object detection, precision positioning, HD-Map and path planning. The self-driving system is monitored by a cloud-based operations control center (OCC) for an extra layer of safety. Jia-Ru Li, CEO of LILEE Systems, added: “Autonomous driving reduces the operating cost of labor and fuel, the two biggest expenses of bus operations. It can effectively solve urban transportation issues of driver shortages and improves safety by avoiding human errors. Through close government-industry collaborations, we are confident that the autonomous rapid transit (ART) system will become a sustainable public transportation mode for the future.”   About LILEE SystemsLILEE Systems is the leader provider of mission-critical transportation safety software and autonomous driving solutions. LILEE Systems is headquartered in Silicon Valley with an office in Taipei, Taiwan.   # # #   Contact us: 91 East Tasman Drive Suite #150 San Jose, CA...
LILEE Systems announces SafeRail, the first Hi-Rail Collision Avoidance System on the market

LILEE Systems announces SafeRail, the first Hi-Rail Collision Avoidance System on the market

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2021 — LILEE Systems is pleased to announce SafeRail, the first complete Hi-Rail Collision Avoidance System setting a new standard in rail safety. SafeRail integrates with SafeRide to protect hi-rail vehicles on the tracks and on the road. With SafeRail, LILEE Systems expands its rail safety portfolio beyond PTC (Positive Train Control) and brings its expertise and experience in autonomous driving to the rail environment. LILEE Systems SafeRail provides: Proximity and Authority Limit Alerts – aimed to avoid hi-rail vehicle collisions. SafeRail integrates with a dispatch system and monitors the set Authority Limits sending alerts when hi-rail vehicles approach limits, get too close to one other, or are speeding. SafeRail records all unsafe events. Foreman Mobile App – integrates into workflow to allow the Daily Hi-Rail Inspection form to be submitted electronically. The app allows the foreman to accept the limit authority, receive alerts, and grant permission to another foreman. Obstacle detection – SafeRide, an AI-based system that is currently also used on LILEE autonomous driving buses, is now used in SafeRail to detect obstacles and calculate distance to the obstacle. Alerts are sent when the distance becomes unsafe which protects maintenance vehicles from unexpected objects in the way. Yale Lee, Co-Founder and Vice President of Technology at LILEE Systems: “PTC is a federally mandated system with controlled monitoring and functions for locomotives. Maintenance vehicles do not have a similar control system so collisions can still occur. Either between the train and the hi-rail vehicle, between two hi-rail vehicles, or between a hi-rail vehicle and an obstacle in the way. SafeRail was created to complete the safety story...
LILEE Systems launches autonomous rapid transit services in Taiwan

LILEE Systems launches autonomous rapid transit services in Taiwan

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 10, 2020 — LILEE Systems announced the launch of self-driving bus operations in Tainan, the second largest city in southern Taiwan. This will be the first revenue-generating service of autonomous rapid transit (ART) in Taiwan supported by the central and local governments. In July 2020, LILEE Systems received the autonomous vehicle license plate to run self-driving buses on public streets for two bus lines. Through the ART project, LILEE Systems will support the Tainan City Government to enhance and expand its public transportation network. “Autonomous technology will lead a revolutionary change to the city’s transportation systems,” said Huang Wei-Cher, Mayor of Tainan. “The smart transportation initiative will help us improve overall road safety, operational efficiency, and rural area transportation services.” “Through continuous safety validation of self-driving technology, autonomous rapid transit (ART) will be a cost-effective alternative to traditional mass rapid transit (MRT) systems for cities like Tainan,” said Kung Ming-Hsin, Minister of National Development Council. “From a public infrastructure perspective, this new approach can not only reduce deployment costs by half but also serve twice as many citizens. The pioneering innovation of ART will provide a safer, more efficient, and more accessible transportation network and become the pride of Taiwan.” “Thanks to the support from the governments and our partners, we are glad to bring a conceptual technology to a Level-4 autonomous bus solution,” said Jia-Ru Li, CEO of LILEE Systems. “We believe ART will become the new mode of public transportation in the coming years, solving urban transportation challenges such as driver shortages and increasing operational costs.” The Tainan self-driving buses on virtual tracks are centrally...
LILEE Systems Announces the 49 CFR § 236.1033-compliant Solution for Positive Train Control Wireless Security

LILEE Systems Announces the 49 CFR § 236.1033-compliant Solution for Positive Train Control Wireless Security

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 14, 2020 — LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced wireless connectivity solutions for the transportation industry, today announced the Next Generation Communications Management Unit solution that enables wireless communications security and interoperable key exchange for the ACSES II Positive Train Control system, a form of PTC implemented by Northeast Corridor railroads. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requires wireless communications security for PTC messages as stated in 49 CFR § 236.1033. The LILEE Systems Next Generation Communications Management Unit solution is the first FRA-compliant solution on the market helping railroads meet the requirement before the end-of-year PTC deadline. It is a new addition to LILEE’s extensive portfolio of PTC solutions, with security software for wayside and onboard systems, Key Management System (KMS) for inter-rail key exchange, and a ruggedized gateway—TransAir™ STS-2025—for remote management. Field-tested for system reliability, compatibility, and scalability following FRA-approved specifications, the solution ensures that wireless communications on the ACSES II PTC network are resistant and resilient to cyber attacks. The Northeast Corridor serves 80,000 travelers daily and are shared among several passenger and freight railroads. Interoperability is the top consideration when it comes to wireless security solutions due to its complex host-tenant relationships. By centrally managing and distributing cryptography-based keys, the LILEE Systems Next Generation Communications Management Unit solution ensures wireless security while achieving the required interoperability. It has also been selected by one of the largest passenger rail systems on the Corridor. “LILEE Systems is committed to supporting railroads and public transit authorities with PTC system development and implementations,” said Yale Lee, Co-founder and Vice President of Technology at LILEE Systems. “By delivering the interoperable...
Wireless Security and Key Management for Positive Train Control Systems

Wireless Security and Key Management for Positive Train Control Systems

The first 49 CFR 236.1033-compliant solution on the market: LILEE Systems Solution for Wireless Security and Key Management  In 2008, the United States Congress mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) for most passenger and freight trains. Forty-two railroads are subject to the statutory mandate to implement PTC. Railroads are required to have PTC fully implemented by December 31, 2020. The Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) is a vital overlay system which, in combination with automatic train control (ATC), constitutes one of two major PTC systems and has been implemented by the Northeast Corridor (NEC) passenger rail operators. As of today, all NEC operators face major challenges associated with obtaining viable solutions for secure wireless communication to comply with the PTC requirements of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Originally, the NEC implementation of PTC lacked two major requirements—wireless link security and interoperability. The FRA reports that software issues related to these two requirements are the biggest roadblock. Fulfilling these mandates requires research and development, implementation, integration, and testing and commissioning (T&C) of an authentication and integrity check method and an interoperable key management technique. LILEE Systems is the first vendor to offer a complete solution that meets and exceeds all the security and interoperability requirements and that provides the best path to meeting the December 2020 PTC deadline. Security challenges that must be addressed From the regulatory perspective, the challenge is how to comply with requirements for wireless security as defined in 49 CFR 236.1033. This regulation requires that all wireless communications between the office, wayside, and onboard components in a PTC system provide cryptographic message integrity and authentication. The problem,...