22nd March 2016
Cerema rewards Xerox for its Xerox Vehicle Passenger Detection system (VPDS) that uses infrared cameras and was piloted at a busy French/Swiss commuter border (Jougne) in 2015.
The system has its origin at the Xerox Research Centre Europe and is based on patented algorithms and computer vision techniques that make it possible to distinguish empty and occupied car seats.
Cerema honoured Xerox with this award as the pilot enabled all transportation partners to understand how an automated system for counting vehicle occupants could support the introduction of HOV lanes. The Xerox system delivered highly accurate results, boosting confidence in the practical application of this type of system for all of Europe.