An intelligent vision system currently being developed by Digital Rail was featured in the Economist this week. Digital Rail has been working with Lancaster University for the last two years on an smart video analytics system to reduce train delays and increase passenger safety. The article focuses on the how the system can reduce train delays by using CCTV cameras to accurately predict the busyness of each train carriage. This information is then transmitted wirelessly to the platform, where the it can be displayed to passengers awaiting the incoming train.
The story was also featured in The Economist podcast, which you can listen to online. The feature begins 15 minutes in.