Smart Wayfinding and Navigation System Using High Accuracy 3D Location Technology, Final Report

TRX developed a NEON® Smart Wayfinding and Navigation (SWaN) service that delivers the underlying location and routing capabilities required to allow application developers to provide travelers with real-time location and en-route assistance and situational awareness, including within complex urban transport structures. These core indoor location and routing capabilities enable application developers to better support safe independent travel for people with a diverse set of abilities. SWaN is part of the USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) and complement’s the ATTRI Complete Trip initiative, supporting assistive Wayfinding and Navigation in challenging indoor environments. During this project, TRX extended an existing baseline location service (NEON) to support the requirements of accessible travelers. Key tasks included development of venue mapping and route creation tools, delivery of infrastructure-free and infrastructure-based location capabilities, and support for determination of a route through a complex transit structure with accessible constraints. TRX developed a routing application developer interface (API) for complex transport structures along with the tools required by venue owners to model their building (incorporate building information, define possible routes, and define points of interest). A demonstration user interface was made available to support validation of the underlying functionality and integration tools have been provided to support easy integration with SWaN services. A developer portal that supports the API was launched including access to documentation, javadocs, and sample application code. The core innovation was the development of a navigation and wayfinding mobile service with open APIs for application developers delivering localization, orientation, waypoint navigation, and route guidance. This document summarizes the developments and benchmark testing performed during this two-year project, including successful testing and validation in complex transit hubs in the DC metro.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cover title: TRX Systems Smart Wayfinding and Navigation System Using High Accuracy 3D Location Technology.
  • Corporate Authors:

    TRX Systems, Incorporated

    Greenbelt, MD  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Politi, Carol
    • Teolis, Carole
    • Young, Travis
    • Blaszak, Sarah
    • Bracht, Jay
  • Publication Date: 2019-11-18


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01734819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-JPO-19-771
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH6117C00017
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2020 9:20AM