Our automated passenger counter system is saving a UK bus company thousands of pounds per bus. Automatically counting people on and off their buses enabled the company to cross check passenger numbers with ticket machine transactions. With proof that they had more passengers than transactions, the company took steps to remedy the missing fare revenue. … Continue reading Bus passenger counter saves transport company thousands of pounds per bus
How wide your people-counting zone is depends on two things – the height of the camera above the floor and the focal length of its lens.
In the far north of Finland, within the Arctic Circle, travels the mobile library of the Inari region. This library bus brings books and magazines to the small villages of the largest municipality in the country. The library wanted to record how many people got on and off the bus at each stop. To achieve … Continue reading Counting mobile library users in the Arctic Circle
Research from Google investigates the impact of internet searches on high street shopping. According to their report, the retail industry is undergoing a dramatic shift: footfall is down whilst online research is up. But search results are also a powerful way to drive consumers to stores. Three out of four shoppers who find local information … Continue reading Google local search drives consumers to high street stores
With the number of smart cities increasing from about two dozen to more than 100 in just a few years, the market for smart city information and communication technology is anticipating steady growth, according to a report by BCC Research. These early cities are just the tip of the iceberg. The overarching landscape is one … Continue reading Smart Cities Technology Markets Grow by 15.8% Annually to 2023
A city’s vitality depends upon pedestrians. There is a direct link between economic prosperity and the safety and ease of being a pedestrian. The more we who live in cities walk, the better the city in almost all respects: health, retail spending and emissions pollution. Find out more about smart cities, or read on to … Continue reading Why counting pedestrians is at the heart of a smart city