Whitepaper: Automatic people counting systems
1 October 2016 • Author(s): Acorel
The current situation – on the right track
Transportation has always been at the forefront of economic progress, from the Egyptians using ships for trade in 2,700 BC to the invention of the steam engine driving Britain’s industrial revolution. However, it is only in the last few centuries that public transport has become a major segment in the industry, with Europe leading the way. The first public transport system appeared in the form of a horse-drawn omnibus in Paris in 1819. Next came the overground and underground railway, both pioneered in the UK. Despite this position as an economic driver, the industry has been slow to react to recent technological advances and it needs to embrace the digital age if it wants to stay in touch with its passengers and their ever-evolving expectations.