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...
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...