DHS Awards London Start-Up $160K for Airport Passenger Counting and Measuring System Proof-of-Concept

 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $160,902 to London-based startup CrowdVision Ltd. to develop an integrated proof-of-concept for an airport passenger counting and measuring system for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

CrowdVision received its Phase 1 award to lead a team that will integrate three technologies currently deployed in various international airports into a single system for CBP queues at airports. CrowdVision’s computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) technology,

Wait Time Measurement is NOT Enough!

CrowdVision is deployed in many airports to measure how long passengers are waiting. This is important data … but it is NOT enough. Wherever there is a problem there must also be a solution. Waiting is only the problem. So, what is the solution? Well to answer that we need to understand what is causing the waiting.

There are several different types of waiting in airports, arising for different reasons. Firstly, the imposed waitingcaused because people are entering a mandated processing stage in their journey.

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