Passenger Solutions implements Exeros passenger counting tech

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The system uses 3D sensor technology

Exeros Technologies has installed its latest passenger counting systems to the bus fleet of Somerset Passenger Solutions’ (SPS), the sole provider of passenger transport for Europe’s largest construction project, Hinckley Point C (HPC).

The advanced passenger counting (APC) system offers data for public transport operators, helping them to determine optimum vehicle scheduling based on passenger load.

Exeros says the system accurately monitors passenger boarding and disembarking locations and times. The technology will allow SPS to process and analyse both historical and real-time data, allowing them to optimise vehicle frequency and routes and adjust vehicle capacity in a timely manner based on demands.

Jay Biring, CTO at Exeros said: “We are thrilled to finally launch this sophisticated technology to the bus market. Unlike previous tech, this high-precision solution relies on innovative 3D sensor technology to accurately map a person getting on or off.

“Previously this has been a challenge due to errors in imaging techniques. Time-of-flight imaging is something we’re going to be seeing a lot of going forwards especially with the push towards autonomy in the vehicle space.”

Darren Eaton, Commercial Director at SPS added: “We are delighted to have partnered with Exeros to bring this new technology to SPS.

“Our fleet of vehicles are responsible for all passenger journeys to and from Hinckley Point, working around the clock to ensure that construction remains
on schedule.

“As the Hinckley Point project and our fleet continues to grow, this new upgrade to our valuable transport service will enable us to optimise service frequency and adjust vehicle capacity in a very timely manner based on passenger demand.”