Real-time Monitoring of Passenger Numbers
What is It?
Utilising an intelligent vision system and the CCTV cameras currently in use on public transport, the number of passengers aboard a given tram are counted. This data can be viewed in real time, allowing an operator knowledge of the total number of passengers aboard each carriage. All data is logged, so a comprehensive database of passenger traffic can be collected. This allows for real-time decision making by transport companies and customers. People counting was originally designed for trams, but the technology would work equally well on other forms of public transit with CCTV.
- Passengers can be provided information about how busy incoming trams will be.
- By informing passengers which carriages are less busy, people can board onto quieter parts of the tram. This speeds up boarding times and increases passenger comfort.
Train and Station Operators
- Provides real-time accurate data about passenger numbers with GPS tracking data
- Data can be viewed through live private web portal