The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) New York City Transit (NYC Transit) has issued a "Letter of Intent to award a Purchase Order" to Duos Technologies Group, Inc. for a track turn-key system as part of a pilot program to evaluate technologies that provide a warning when objects enter onto the system's tracks. After the evaluation, the technology that will be used on more than 1,500 tracks of NYC Transit's 450-plus subway stations will be selected.
"Leveraging our experience in the development of many successful, cutting-edge railroad technology systems, we are honored to be chosen to utilize our intelligent technology platforms for this very important pilot program," said Felix Krupczynski, Duos Technologies SVP and chief sales officer. "Monitoring and maintaining a safe and secure environment for New York City Transit riders and staff is a paramount focus of the agency and we're excited to demonstrate a solution that can meet the stringent demands of safety required for mass deployment."
The system will utilize redundant, multi-layered sensor technologies and Duos Technologies' proprietary praesidium® analytics software. The software is based on neural network algorithms that maximize the reliability and accuracy of track intrusion detections. The design will also provide value added capabilities such as End of Platform intrusion detection.
"We feel strongly that our technology will receive high grades and will be instrumental in NYC Transit's stated objective of saving lives and minimizing injuries,” stated Duos Technologies Group CEO Gianni Arcaini. “Duos Technologies has a history of developing disruptive technology innovations, and this program will be another testimony of how we can effectively utilize our core of intelligent technologies that have been successfully deployed for our transportation clients."
"NYC Transit alone suffered over 350 incidents between January 1, 2011 through February 2013 of which 129 were fatalities,” added Arcaini. “In addition to the impact such accidents have on the personal lives of families and employees, consequential delays of the respective rail lines cause significant disruption to passengers and rail operations."