To meet environmental and economic pressures for increased use of public transport, metro operators need to develop efficient management systems for their networks. The ADVISOR system addresses these issues by exploring advances in computer vision technologies and open network architectures to demonstrate effective use of CCTV for computer-assisted automatic incident detection, content based annotation of video recordings, behaviour pattern analysis of crowds and individuals, and ergonomic human computer interfaces. System performance targets will be developed by a user group and refined by three demonstrations of increased functionality. The measurable benefits will be reduced operator workload, faster response to incidents, more efficient management and retrieval of video data and improved means for analysing public use of transport systems. Specification and procurement of systems will be facilitated by the open architecture adopted.

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Project Co-ordinator: Michael Naylor

Issue 5,  24 June 2003