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...
LILEE Systems Instrumental in Leading the World’s First Autonomous 9-Meter Diesel Bus

LILEE Systems Instrumental in Leading the World’s First Autonomous 9-Meter Diesel Bus

San Jose, CA – October 2, 2019 ‒ LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced connectivity solutions with an open edge and cloud platform for the transportation industry, is among a consortium of transportation and high-tech experts using the latest in advanced technology to safely pilot Autonomous Vehicles (AV). As part of the Taichung City project, Dr. Yi-Ta Chuang of LILEE Systems was the lead in developing the technology to pilot the world’s first autonomous 9-meter diesel bus. During the 32 day program, the AV converted G-Bus transported over 7,000 passengers on a regular schedule demonstrating a Proof of Service, while driving on city streets with cross traffic while utilizing signal priority right of way. “The Taichung City project was the first step in developing the foundation for a Proof of Business concept for the new smart city initiative. The inclusion of Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART) is a huge step forward in achieving the smart city goals set back in 2017. City planners will now be able to cope with the high demand and pressure of finding and retaining qualified drivers. The ART system integrates cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Software-Defined Radio (SDR) technology to provide autonomous, connected, efficient and safe public transportation,” said Dr. Chuang of LILEE Systems. One of the key factors to the success of this AV project was enlisting the cooperation of the original part manufactures. By doing so, the consortium ensured crucial components such as the transmission, engine, steering column, throttle and breaking systems were all modified to precise factory specifications to guarantee the safety of the AV and its passengers without compromising the...
LILEE Systems SafeRide™ Chosen to be Installed on All Aboard America! Holdings (AAAHI) Motorcoaches

LILEE Systems SafeRide™ Chosen to be Installed on All Aboard America! Holdings (AAAHI) Motorcoaches

SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 30, 2019 ‒ LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services, is pleased to announce a contract with All Aboard America! Holdings (AAAHI) to install SafeRide™ and Wi-Fi onto their fleet of motorcoaches. The contract will improve safety monitoring and will provide a great passenger experience. AAAHI is the fifth largest private motorcoach operator in the U.S. SafeRide is the latest safety solution developed by LILEE Systems specifically for the passenger transportation market. LILEE Systems, most notably known for their rail safety and communications solutions, is now focusing their years of connected vehicle technology on the motorcoach and busing industries. SafeRide is a sensor and video-based driver performance and monitoring solution that gives companies that much needed safety and security edge. “Passenger safety is our number one priority at AAAHI,” said Terry Kin, VP-IT of AAAHI. “A year ago, we began our search for a partner that would work with us to provide not only passenger safety but also protect our drivers and our business. We chose LILEE’s SafeRide solution for its ability to meet our safety demands and to integrate with our existing cameras, as well as its flexibility to also provide Wi-Fi to our passengers. The system will also generate significant savings in litigation costs and insurance premiums. What separates LILEE Systems from other potential partners is their collaborative team approach and their dedication to the success of this project.” SafeRide utilizes sensor data to monitor the vehicle’s movements, health and location. It can detect events such as speeding, harsh breaking, aggressive acceleration, hard cornering...
LILEE Systems – Major Advances in Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART) at Silicon Valley’s Innovation Without Borders Event

LILEE Systems – Major Advances in Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART) at Silicon Valley’s Innovation Without Borders Event

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 13, 2019 ‒ LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services for the transportation industry, announced today Dr. Jia-Ru Li, founder and CEO of LILEE Systems will be delivering the Keynote address at the Innovation Without Borders event in San Francisco, CA on January 15, 2019. Dr. Li’s speech, The Future of Smart Transportation: The Autonomous Bus Has Arrived, will focus on the major advances in the field of Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART). LILEE Systems is among a consortium of transportation and high-tech experts currently running the world’s first 9-meter diesel bus, carrying citizens, running on regular streets, and with signal priority enabled. The program started taking passengers on the 2.9 km autonomous bus route on December 21, 2018 in Taichung City, Taiwan and will continue until January 20, 2019. In the first 10 days of operation, the autonomous bus received an overwhelming welcome with more than 2,000 riders. Government officials, citizens and student field trips brought the curious community together to witness what was once considered science fiction. To architect a public autonomous bus program requires stringent planning. Meeting these requirements is imperative for a successful outcome. LILEE Systems adopted a concept called: ACES in Mobility, established to advance the next generation of smart transportation. ACES is an acronym developed from the four key components needed to push forward a smart transportation system: Autonomous, Connected, Efficient and Safe. The Taichung City project achieved all the necessary ACES criteria to insure consistency and reliability. Taichung experienced a population boom and now faces the same growing pains as...
Qbuzz Selects LILEE Systems to Bring Premium Onboard Wi-Fi to Rail and Bus Passengers on the DAV Line

Qbuzz Selects LILEE Systems to Bring Premium Onboard Wi-Fi to Rail and Bus Passengers on the DAV Line

AMSTERDAM, NL – September 17, 2018 ‒ LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced connectivity and solutions with an open edge and cloud platform for the transportation industry, today announced the signing of Netherlands based Qbuzz to an eight-year hardware, software and service contract. LILEE Systems will be providing Qbuzz rail and bus passengers on the DAV (Drechtsteden, Alblasserwaard, Vijfheerenlanden) line, access to a complimentary premium Wi-Fi network. LILEE Systems will begin installation of the network starting in October 2018 and service is expected to be available to passengers by the end of 2018. “Providing free access to a fast and reliable Wi-Fi network is imperative to the overall Qbuzz passenger experience. Our customer’s technological expectations are increasing and Qbuzz is dedicated to meet their growing needs. LILEE Systems was selected as our technology partner based on their proven experience in the transportation industry, their ready-to-deploy and easy-to-maintain scalable solution”, said Gerrit Spijksma, CEO, Qbuzz. “LILEE Systems will enable our passengers to become more efficient and productive during their travel time. We are also confident LILEE Systems will play a role in future integrations of other safety and operational solutions utilizing the same open platform system.” LILEE Systems will implement their best-in-class T-Cloud management platform, allowing Qbuzz the ability to self-manage the gateways and the data usage remotely from the cloud. Qbuzz can also interpret data analytics and carrier performance to help monitor the health of the network. LILEE Systems will install their robust TransAir™ STS-1020 gateway with built-in dual LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11AC and link aggregation technology to provide the broadband network that can be accessed by passengers for both...