Public Transport

Our innovative public transport product is at the forefront of the next generation of automatic 3D passenger counting sensors. The APS-R-PoE is specifically designed to meet the rigorous standards of the transportation industry. And, as one of our premier products, it acts as a gateway to new methods of analyzing of ridership structure and flow.

Case 01

“In the marine sector, passenger counting has been undertaken manually for many years. We are required by law to know the number of people on board each vessel at all times, so an accuracy of only 90% would be unacceptable – we needed a system that could achieve at least 99% accuracy. The installation of People Sensors has been groundbreaking for our sector. We will be rolling the system out across our entire fleet.”

Geoff Symonds, COO – MBNA Thames Clippers

Case 02

“There is a guaranteed 98% accuracy for the automatic passenger counting system using People Sensing technology. Keolis has the system installed in about 90 buses of different makes, and in several cases, the accuracy has been proven to be higher than 99%.”

Petter Eistrand, KEOLIS

Case 03

“In December 2015, the accuracy of passenger counters in the St. Valentin region was 99,6%, which is really outstanding and underlines the extraordinary capabilities of the People Sensing system.”

Wolfgang Schuh, ÖBB-POSTBUS

Aglaia public transport people counter


Our uniquely flexible people sensors allow for simple setup in just a few minutes. With outstanding 3D image quality, excellent low-light sensitivity and very low latency, the new generation of HELLA Aglaia People Sensors are the ideal platform for a wide range of predictive solutions that go far beyond counting.

  • Aglaia 3d imaging

    3D imaging

    • Highly automated and outstandingly reliable object recognition
    • Object recognition and classification works unhindered by extreme lighting conditions
  • Aglaia Easy Installation

    Easy Installation

    • Automatically detects installation height and angle
    • Can be adapted for stairs and ramps
    • Automatic software and configuration updates
    • Up to 16 stored installation sites
  • Aglaia Advanced Connectivity

    Advanced Connectivity

    • SOAP/XML Push Service
    • VDV-301 (Passenger Counting Service)
    • VDV-300 (Legacy option)
    • Local File Recording and FTP upload
    • Customer Specific IP-based Protocols
  • Aglaia Customizable Counting

    Customizable Counting

    • Adjustable time threshold per counting line and direction
    • Eliminate U-turns and undirected movements in door area
  • Aglaia Zone Monitoring

    Zone Monitoring

    • Zone-specific data collection such as fill level, dwell time and waiting time
  • Aglaia Customizable Counting Public Transport

    Object Classification

    • Separate counting results for adults, children, and bicycles
    • Suppress false counts resulting from non-person objects

    Video Recording & Streaming

    • Record video, count events, and metadata in internal memory
    • Control recording by digital input, pre-scheduled times, or communication protocols
    • RTSP Streaming of VGA resolution color image
    • 10-20 frames per second, depending on Codec
    • Proprietary Video Player is free to download
  • Aglaia privacy


    • Make persons unidentifiable by selecting 3D imaging
    • Set sensor to automatically remove recorded videos after a set time
  • Aglaia Power Ethernet

    Power over Ethernet

    • Allows for usage in areas without electrical power supply
    • Reduces cables, wiring costs, and energy consumption
  • VDV 457 2.1 Compliant

    • Fulfills the accuracy requirements defined by the Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen


The successor of the popular APC-ECO, the APS-B has been specifically designed for use in busses. Despite its significantly more powerful hardware, the new device is smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient. The APS-B is a high-quality product with excellent computing performance and this at a competitive price. Equipped with the same software as the APS-R and APS-R-PoE, the APS-B comes with an identical set of features and provides the same outstanding counting accuracy.

Production launch by end of 2018
Devices available spring 2019


HELLA Aglaia Peopel Counter APS-R to sense clients and passengers


The APS-R-PoE is our state-of-the-art passenger counting sensor, which utilizes 3D image processing algorithms to analyze the flow of people with a counting accuracy of 98% or better. The APS-R-PoE enhances usability, maximizes emerging remote connectivity options and automates many procedures that typically require manual intervention, saving on the costly labor required to install, commission, and operate traditional APC units.

A version of the APS-R without Power over Ethernet is also available. Contact us for details.


Technical Details

Technical Data APS-B APS-R-POE
Operating voltage 12 V DC .. 24 V DC Protected against short-circuit and false polarity Array Power over Ethernet (PoE), IEEE 802.3af class 0, Protected against short-circuit and inverse polarity
Power consumption 4 W Array 5 W
Ambient temperature ISO 16750-4 Operation: -15 °C .. +70 °C Storage: -40 °C .. +85 °C EN 50125-1 class T3, Operation: -13°F to +158°F, Storage: -40°F to +185°F EN 50125-1 class T3, Operation: -25°C to +70°C, Storage: -40°C to +85°C EN 50125-1 class T3, Operation: -13°F to +158°F, Storage: -40°F to +185°F
Housing Aluminum / stainless steel Array Aluminium
Dimensions 136 mm x 79 mm x 31 mm 5.54 x 3.87 x 1.38 in. 140.8 x 98.2 x 35 mm 5.54 x 3.87 x 1.38 in.
Weight 250g 15.17 oz. 430 g 15.17 oz.
Ingress protection IP 30 Array IP 65
EMC UN ECE R, 10 EN 50498 Array EN 50121-3-2:2015, EMV 06
Shock and vibration ISO 16750-3 Array EN 50125-1, IEC 61373 cat. 1, class B
Failure rate < 2000 FIT ( MTBF > 500,000 h ) Array 2000 FIT (= MTBF 500.000 h) in a typical railway environment
Light sensitivity 3 lx .. 300,000 lx High Dynamic Range (HDR) Array 3 lx .. 300,000 lx, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Measuring range Ceiling height 200 cm .. 400 cm Coverable door width: 160 cm to 560 cm (dependent on height) Ceiling height: 78.74 in to 157.48 in, Coverable door width: 62.99 in to 220.47 in (dependent on height) Ceiling height: 200 cm to 400 cm, Coverable door width: 160 cm to 560 cm (dependent on height) Ceiling height: 78.74 in to 157.48 in, Coverable door width: 62.99 in to 220.47 in (dependent on height)
Type approvals ECE type approval for road vehicles CE Declaration of Conformity
Interfaces APS-B APS-R-POE
Ethernet 10 / 100 /1000 Mbit/s, full duplex Array 10/100 Mbit/s, full duplex
Communication protocols TCP, UDP, FTP, HTTP, SOAP, VDV-301 (IBIS-IP), ITxPT Array TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, SOAP/XML
Array VDV-300, VDV-301
Inputs/Outputs 2 programmable digital inputs, 1 programmable digital output Array 2 programmable digital inputs, 1 programmable digital output, optional USB 2.0 port
Setup/service Integrated web interface Array Coding Pins to select 16 individual door confgurations
Accessories APS-B APS-R-POE

Please contact us for the full range of accessories.

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