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Technical Seminar at Railtex/Infrarail 2021

Wednesday 8 Sept 2021 – 10:30

Phil Linnecor, Director, Acorel

The second day of the Technical Seminar programme at Railtex/Infrarail, arranged and hosted by Rail Business Daily, starts off with a talk from Phil Linnecor of Alcorel who will speak on

Improved automatic counting provides real-time passenger information

Phil Linnecor, Acorel.

For more than 30 years, Acorel has been providing automatic counting solutions to the passenger transport industry. Those solutions have assisted transport operators on understanding passenger travel behaviour and trends, with the ultimate goal of improving the service to meet the changing travel demands.

As the transport industry slowly returns back to normal following the COVID-19 outbreak, Acorel’s Phil Linnecor will look at how real-time passenger information provides passengers with a stop/go solution to enable them to make an educated decision on whether it is safe to travel. Service planning solutions that incorporate machine learning to help operators decide which vehicle or configuration may be required to meet the projected service demands and platform crowd technologies that helps maintain a safe social distancing as we slowly return to normality.

In his presentation to Railtex/Infrarail, Phil will also demonstrate how passenger counting solutions are helping to level the playing field for passengers, following the introduction of wheelchair and pushchair technologies and how these technologies can be used to improve the travel lives of those passengers.

The Acorel automatic counting solution relies on sensors installed on the vehicle doors, which record the number of passengers getting on and off in real time. The data collected, enhanced by other systems (VMS, TMS, GPS, etc.) are then processed and analysed by the software Focus on Board, which produces standardized or custom reports.

At Railtex/Infrarail, Acorel can be found in hall 12 on stand G36

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