(March 20, 2017)
CLR Analytics Inc is recommended for a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I award, titled, “TrainAid: A Smart Onboard Railroad Passenger Information and Entertainment System”. This is the 8th USDOT SBIR award CLR received since 2010. In this project, CLR collaborates with TransSight, LLC, a national leader in technology development, integration, and program management.
In this project, we propose to develop a Smart Onboard Passenger Information and Entertainment System, TrainAid, to deliver real-time travel information and provide value-added information and entertainment services to railroad passengers through a smartphone application. The TrainAid smartphone application will provide quality onboard passenger information, obtained from various existing data sources, through audio, visual, and vibrotactile alerts to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. TrainAid will also have the potential to include more attractive services, such as customized traveler information and alerts, a two-way communication platform between passengers and passengers/train conductors, and a platform for promoting multimodal transportation services and entertainment options.