Development of A Digital Testbed for Connected Transit Technologies

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG86

Fiscal Year: 2021/2022

Status: In Progress

Principal investigator(s): Xiang Liu, Ph.D.

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: New jersey Transit Corporation
Partner project manager: Brendan Kaplan, Deputy CTO - Chief Innovation Officer

Supported by: USDOT-OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The primary goal of this proposal is to develop an innovative digital testbed that seamlessly integrates the Internet of Things, cloud infrastructure, and advanced algorithms for evaluating and developing connected transit technologies.

This tool will serve as a vital repository for storing and analyzing essential data related to light rail operations. This data will enable the calculation of train stoppage durations at each station, real-time train positioning, and the detection of trespassers or obstacles on the rail tracks.