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...
LILEE Systems releases first radio technology delivering ultra-reliable, low-latency communications

LILEE Systems releases first radio technology delivering ultra-reliable, low-latency communications

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 31, 2020 – LILEE Systems is pleased to announce the immediate availability of TransAir™ SDR-2400, a proprietary software-defined radio delivering ultra-reliable, low-latency communications for V2X (Vehicle-To-Everything) and industrial automation systems. Latencies exceed requirements needed for mission-critical applications in urban, high-speed and intercity rail operations and command and control of self-driving vehicles. TransAir SDR-2400 has been implemented and proven in V2X communications systems of multiple, successful autonomous bus pilots.   Inherent limitations of current communications technologies can undermine signal delivery in V2X networks, especially when needed for mission-critical and safety applications. Neither contention-based Wi-Fi nor LTE networks guarantee access for transmission of time-sensitive information. TransAir SDR-2400 guarantees access and quality of service by eliminating the unpredictable bandwidth contention process. Finally, software-defined controllability provides operational flexibility and futureproofs V2X communications systems as requirements and technology evolves.     “Modern transportation systems are becoming more and more dependent on connectivity, not only for passenger entertainment but for safety and efficiency. We’re seeing a lot of demand for communications technologies that can guarantee delivery at faster speeds without sacrificing reliability. TransAir SDR-2400 is purpose-built to satisfy these demands while meeting operational challenges that come with safely operating mobile assets. We’re excited to offer the TransAir SDR-2400 so our customers can benefit from ultra-reliable, low latency communications to build next-generation transportation systems without being tied to cellular providers’ implementation schedules.” Dr. Jia-Ru Li, CEO and Founder, LILEE Systems.   LILEE’s 31-day self-driving bus pilot in Taichung, Taiwan safely transported over 7,000 passengers on city streets with cross traffic, proving the viability of autonomous transit in Taiwan. The second autonomous bus pilot tested the reliability of the...
LILEE Systems selected to drive the first revenue-generating autonomous bus for Tainan’s smart transit system

LILEE Systems selected to drive the first revenue-generating autonomous bus for Tainan’s smart transit system

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 23, 2020 — LILEE Systems, the leading provider of self-driving technologies and system integrations, announces its partnership with the Tainan City Government to launch the city’s first revenue-generating self-driving bus program. LILEE’s self-driving bus will begin to serve two business areas of the fifth largest city in Taiwan later this year, a milestone in the city’s two-year smart transportation development plan. The Tainan City Government and LILEE Systems expect to start revenue services in the second half of 2020 on two business routes. The city plans to open up more public roads for autonomous vehicles operations after safety verification and performance evaluation. The Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART) system will continue to mature based on riders’ feedback and ongoing technology development. LILEE conducted a self-driving proof-of-concept in 2018 and a proof-of-service in 2019 and demonstrated high passenger satisfaction and reliable operations. Based on rail-control principles, the bus will run on fixed bus routes, remotely managed by a cloud-based, centralized operations control center (OCC) for an added layer of safety. The success proved that ART enhances safety and passenger experience in public transportation compared to LRT (light rail transit) and BRT (bus rapid transit). Backed by its successful demonstration, the Tainan City Government selected LILEE to lead the city’s first self-driving bus project. “The autonomous bus project opens new opportunities for our city of ample technology resources to cultivate driverless research and development on artificial intelligence, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, high-definition maps, robotics and remote control,” said Ming-Te Wang, director of Bureau of Transportation, Tainan City Government. “We look forward to the partnership with LILEE Systems to enhance the current public transportation system...