KOCHI (Metro Rail News): Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) will introduce a system of passenger profiling with artificial intelligence (AI) support as part of a project to enhance the transport experience in Kochi Metro.
Every Metro commuter will be profiled based on their gender and age using AI cameras that will be installed in the stations. In addition to being utilised for general monitoring, the Al cameras would also be used to identify lost bags and assessment of the inflow of travellers.
The project, which is being carried out by Kochi Metro and Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology jointly, is in its second phase of developing a data analytics platform.
Specialized AI cameras would be placed at the Automatic Fare Collection gates. The facial recognition technology in the cameras allows them to identify the gender, age, and uniforms of the passengers. They can even identify commuter students by identifying their school or college uniforms.
According to Jaison Paul, the project’s chief investigator and vice-principal of Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, “the initiative is an industry-academic collaboration seeking to provide improved services to the commuters.”
We are using sophisticated and open-source technology for assistance. We will provide commuter data on an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis using Al cameras, he said.