LILEE Systems Announces IEEE 802.15.4p Task Group Produces Baseline Proposal for Wireless Train Control

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 10, 2012 – LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced communication systems designed for the rail and rail transit industries, today announced that the IEEE 802.15.4p Task Group, founded and chaired by LILEE Systems’ Vice President of Strategic Development Jon Adams, has developed the baseline for wireless links between trains or locomotives and track infrastructure. The IEEE Task Group will formalize its standards recommendations for Task Group review and approval during the first quarter of 2013. “The IEEE 802.15.4p Task Group has achieved significant results as it creates its framework for locomotive and transit communication standards,” said Adams. “Standards development can be a challenging matter. But, by bringing together competitors and opposing entities into a cohesive team we have made significant progress in creating standardized approaches to a variety of challenges. Together we are developing recommendations for wireless systems that will support the networked communications necessary to ensure that trains do not ‘exceed limits authority’ or exceed speed restrictions. In the future we hope these standards can also evolve to encompass communication to bridges, overpasses or other infrastructure that can impact the safety of fast- moving trains.” The IEEE 802.15.4.p Task Group has 90 participants from more than 60 organizations worldwide including US Class 1 railroads, rail and transit systems integrators, U.S. Federal Rail Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Department of Transportation, and transportation agencies in other regions of the world. It has been chartered to expand the very successful existing IEE 802.15.4 standard to include sensor, control, and information transfer applications for rail transit entities. Harvey Glickenstein, vice president land transportation of the IEEE...

LILEE Systems Experts to Present on Transportation Interconnectedness at the 1st Annual International Connected Vehicle Conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 10, 2012 – LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced communication systems designed for the rail and rail transit industries, today announced that the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and Board of Director for LILEE Systems and Jon T. Adams, Vice President of Strategic Development, LILEE Systems will be delivering featured presentations during the 1st Annual ACM/ISS/IFAC/TRB International Conference on Connected Vehicles (ICCVE 2012). The conference, to be held December 12-16, 2012 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China, is the first- ever Connected Vehicles conference that gathers pertinent communities together to explore the latest innovations and advances on connected vehicles. Mr. Mineta’s keynote presentation will discuss vehicle-to-vehicle safety technology and how it can help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of four out of five unimpaired vehicle crashes. He will explore how the use of technology can dramatically reduce hazards including an impending collision at a blind intersection, a vehicle changing lanes in other vehicles’ blind spots or rear collisions when vehicles are stopped ahead. “In the United States, we have launched a yearlong safety program of crash-avoidance technology,” said Mineta. “So far, the results have been impressive. At an international scale, we’re on the cusp of a new revolution in transportation safety and I expect the brainpower at this conference to help us find new ways of addressing the difficult problems we face.” Mr. Adams will present on the recent standards recommendations created by the IEEE 802.15.4p Task Group for robust wireless rail and rail transit communications that he founded. In his presentation, Green Signals Ahead: Standards-Based...