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Windscreen sensor gives weather data in passenger counts

German public transport ITS specialist INIT chose the Intertraffic 2012 exhibition in Amsterdam to debut a bus windscreen wiper sensor enhancement to its IRMA-MATRIX automatic passenger counting (APC) sensor. The aim is to use weather-related data to improve the realism of counts to enable more accurate future service planning.

INIT APC specialist Georg König told New Transit: “If a statistical APC report shows bus or tram occupancy levels running 30 per cent higher than normal on...

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