*2019 Crossing Stats Available Visit: https://smartbordercoalition.com/blog/facts-and-figures
WAIT TIMES INTO THE U.S. San Ysidro - All Traffic: Vehicles: 0:55 Pedestrians: no delay Ready Lanes: Vehicles: 0:40 Pedestrians: no delay Sentri Lanes: Vehicles: 0:10
Otay Mesa - All Traffic: Vehicles: 0:20 Pedestrians: no delay Ready Lanes: Vehicles: 0:20 Pedestrians: N/A Sentri Lanes: Vehicles: Lanes Closed Cargo Standard: 0:15 Cargo FAST: 0:10
Tecate - All Traffic: Vehicles: 0:20 Pedestrians: no delay Ready Lanes: Vehicles: N/A Pedestrians: N/A Sentri Lanes: Vehicles: N/A
WAIT TIMES INTO MEXICO Tijuana - I-5: No Wait I-805: No Wait

The 2020 Border Innovation Challenge

Category: In The News

The Border Innovation Challenge, now in its second year, is a business plan competition focused on the challenges presented by the international border. This competition spotlights promising solutions and technologies to meet the efficiency and security challenges of the regions ports of entry. 

Supported by the Smart Border Coalition, the program is presented through a partnership with the Rady School of Management and the Jacobs School of Engineering. 

The 2020 Border Innovation Challenge finalists: 


An app that would address the problems of inaccurate wait-time information at the US-MX border by utilizing crowdsourced information on travel times and destinations from our users in order to predict traffic flow and provide accurate information for all users. Email the presenters:

Austin Sheagley: asheagle@ucsd.edu 

Paloma Santos: p3santos@ucsd.edu 

Smart Border System

A scheduled cross-border commuting platform supported by digital and physical infrastructure for queue management. Email the presenters:

Eduardo Cabrera: ec@kin-services.com 

Luis Cabrera: lc@kin-services.com   

Emilio Cabrera: emilio.cabrera@kin-services.com 

Luna Diagnostic

A rapid and affordable COVID-19 diagnostic at the border. Email the presenter:

Yuan Xue: lyayuanxue@gmail.com

Tijuana Solar River

The revitalization of the Tijuana River channel as a solar power farm and binational water remediation infrastructure. A project that brings back the river canal to Tijuana communities with pedestrians and public spaces along the 11-mile channel. Email the presenter:

René Peralta: rperalta@generica.com.mx 


A scalable SaaS platform with Blockchain for the fresh food industry and pharma that enables unprecedented traceability by linking all players in the supply chain, while increasing efficiencies resulting in improved ROIs for all participants. Email the presenter:

Juan De Dios Ledezma Salcedo: jledezma@bajalogics.com

Rady School of Management: https://rady.ucsd.ed

Smart Border Coalition: https://smartbordercoalition.com