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Passenger counting system

Automatic passenger counting system
Automatic passenger counting system
Passenger counting with camera
Passenger counting with camera
Direction-sensitive passengers counting at the doors
Direction-sensitive passengers counting at the doors
Detailed reports about the number of passengers
Detailed reports about the number of passengers
Other application
Other application

The determination of the exact number of passenger is a serious task for the public transport companies. Till now – without an automatic solution – poll taker tried to estimate the average number of passengers with sampling on a chosen day for money. Recognizing the demands of the public transport companies HC Linear IT Development Ltd. integrated a passenger counting camera sensor to the system.

The counting accuracy of the sensor is better than 96%. In contrast to the pressure-based sensors this machine is able to count the number of passengers getting on and off at each door with image processing. In contrast to the infrared solution this machine is indifferent to the automated door-lock systems based on infrared radiation.

Door scanners at each door are connected to the on-board computers (developed by HC Linear IT Development Ltd.) through Ethernet interface. The machine counts only at open doors. The scanner is able to differentiate between two or more people if they are moving in the same or opposite direction simultaneously and determinate the number of passengers and the direction of moving. The product is based on a special 3D recognition hardware and software, which is able to differentiate each person in the crowd, follow their moving, and count them according to the direction.

The on-board computer collects the number of passengers getting on and off at each stop and door. The controller sends all the data to the central server through wireless connection. It is possible to retrieve the exact number of passengers in any route and period with an evaluation software. The system – completed with an e-ticket validator – is also able to estimate the number of fare-dodgers.

The outputs of the background system are MS Excel charts and graphs, whose additional editing and processing is possible. The background system can also send reports to the CEOs via e-mails.

The integration of the module to the existent expert system is also possible.

 

Product specifications

Technological parameters:

  • Working principle: stereo camera
  • Counting: in a direction-sensitive way at the doors
  • Accuracy: more than 96%
  • Fully adjustable mounting

Software functions:

  • Additional data: route, stop, registration number, date, direction, number of passengers
  • Optional: recording the camera picture of the door
  • Output: database, MS Excel, etc.

Application:

  • Local and interlocal vehicles: bus, tram, trolleybus
  • Public institutions: library, museum, landing place, etc.
  • Entrance of department stores, shops, etc.