The mobility industry is constantly facing new challenges and innovations to make public transport more efficient, safer and more comfortable. As a leading provider of intelligent solutions for passenger counting and passenger analysis, People Sensing was present at two important trade fairs: polisMobility in Cologne and the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona. Presented was the combination of automated passenger counting and live occupancy detection with AI and how transport operators will be able to collect and use their passenger data in the future.

Precise, powerful and proven: Automated Passenger Counting.

People Sensing’s Passenger Counting Sensors are a proven technology used by public transport operators for revenue sharing and billing. By precisely counting passengers with 3D sensors, this technology allows for accurate passenger counts with up to 99% accuracy. This accuracy is of great importance to public transport companies to ensure equitable revenue sharing between different partners. To provide accurate and reliable data, People Sensing regularly successfully demonstrates the accuracy of its products in various comparative counts.

The future of mobility is smart: Live occupancy detection with AI.

Live Occupancy Detection with AI forms an innovative complement to Automatic Passenger Counting to provide public transport operators with accurate, real-time passenger occupancy data. To take advantage of AI technologies, public transportation companies can upgrade their existing security cameras with People Sensing’s latest hardware development – the Edge Computing Units: PS-ECU and the enhanced version PS-ECU-X. These compact on-board computers for buses and trains were developed specifically for AI video processing and combine high performance and compactness. These devices are the perfect platform for the People Sensing software PS.Load and the Deep Learning solutions embedded with it. Thus, security cameras in buses and trains become intelligent sensors for more insights into passenger flows.

A look into the future: Displays and apps for more passenger information

The data collected can help public transport companies further improve passenger information. For example, external displays could be installed in vehicles to show the current occupancy rate. Passengers could thus see how full the vehicle is before boarding and react accordingly. In addition, public transport companies can use the data in apps that serve passenger information, providing passengers with real-time information about the occupancy rate. This allows passengers to better plan their journeys and decide whether to wait for a less busy vehicle or take an alternative route.

The combination of Live Occupancy Detection with AI and Automatic Passenger Counting provides public transport companies with an innovative solution for capturing ridership data and evaluating passenger utilization in real time. With more accurate insights into passenger behavior, public transport companies can use their resources more efficiently, improve passenger safety, and increase passenger comfort by relying on smart solutions, because the future of mobility is smart.

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