Our Bike Detection Systems collect and monitor occupancy data in cycle parking facilities. We use this data to enable you to effectively manage your facilities, by providing information on the number of spaces in use to be fed into smartphone apps & digital displays in Cycle Hubs and along cycle routes. This information assists and directs your cyclists, highlights areas for necessary maintenance (for example vandalism or abandoned cycles) and provides policy makers with analytics when it comes to making important traffic and funding decisions. There are two detection systems for collecting occupancy data;
Physical sensors; these sensors are installed into the racks for each bike space. There are two types, one is pressure controlled and is activated when a bicycle is placed on it and the other uses an infrared beam to detect the bicycle.
Optical sensors: optical sensors are a pair of cameras that can “see” in 3D. Each sensor monitors a section of the facility (around 5-25 spaces per sensor depending on layout). Each facility has a single computer which performs the image analysis. The cameras stream their images to the local facility server. A Computer Vision algorithm then constructs a 3D model of each parking space and determines if it’s free or occupied. Images are deleted from memory directly after they’re processed.
JUST SOME OF THE MANY BENEFITS
Optimise usage of bicycle parking facilities
Provide policymakers with advanced interactive analytics
Create connected paths through towns and cities
Allow facility operators to more efficiently manage their facility