More than just counting passengers

The new automatic passenger counting systems for public transportation from the Canadian company INFODEV EDI INC are based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

INFODEV EDI INC, a Canadian company, has been at the forefront of developing and installing Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) systems since 1993. Their latest innovation combines their proven APC algorithm with advanced AI technology to create an AI-based passenger counting and detection system. Let’s delve into the details:

  1. AI-Based Counting & Seat Management:

    • Real-Time Insights: The system provides real-time passenger count data, which is valuable for both passengers and service operators.
    • Historical Data: The historical counting data assists in planning operations.
    • GDPR Ready: The technology adheres to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ensuring passenger anonymity and data security.
    • Insightful Data: It tracks various metrics, including the number of passengers, children, occupancy levels, wheelchairs, bicycles, strollers, and luggage.
    • Other Applications: Infodev has also developed AI-powered applications for passenger flow analysis and real-time seat and space occupancy.
    • Enhancing Passenger Experience: Can provide real time information directly to passenger informaiton systems and apps.
  2. How It Works:

    • Detection: The system identifies passengers and objects in its environment.
    • Classification: It categorizes each detection (e.g., passenger, child, luggage, bicycle).
    • Monitoring: Passengers and items are monitored throughout their journey.
    • More than counting: Recorded information includes collected data, such as time spent onboard, average boarding/alighting time, and compartment occupancy.
    • Privacy: The technology does not rely on facial recognition and respects passengers’ privacy
  3. Achievements:

    • INFODEV’s AI-based APC system achieved over 99.7% accuracy in high-density traffic environments during pilot projects in North America.

For more information, you can visit Infodev EDI Inc’s website. They specialize in passenger counting systems, AI-based solutions, and real-time fleet monitoring. 


“By working closely with customers on various pilot projects, INFODEV is recognizing the increasingly valuable benefits that the AI revolution will bring to the transportation industry,” says Charles-Gabriel Deslauriers, Software and Research & Development Project Manager at INFODEV.

Meet Infodev EDI Inc at RSN 2024 on stand G2