A new direction for UK transport: from forensic to real time

    With a number of high-profile attacks on mass transport systems across Europe, and Scotland Yard recently warning the UK’s terror threat level will remain at ‘severe’ for at least five more years, it is clear the industry cannot be complacent when it comes to security investment. While funding remains a challenge, it must be weighed […]

      Intelligent prevention – how technology can help reduce UK rail suicides

      In the past two years, there have been a staggering 490 suicides and suspected suicides on the UK rail network. These actions, of course, have a long-lasting impact on friends, family, witnesses and emergency first responders. Ultimately, those who are burdened with seeing such an event often require ongoing support, affecting both their work and […]

        Security is only one part of the story for video in transportation

        A week or so ago, I was lucky enough to attend the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in the beautiful city of Montréal. The focus of this year’s summit was every aspect of the future of urban mobility, from autonomous vehicles to renewable energy; from the use of big data to transforming the business model […]

          Future trends of intelligent video usage in public transport

          Large surveillance systems are often monitored manually today and security operators cannot view many video feeds at the same time. The level of concentration needed to keep an eye out for suspicious activities requires breaks and short intervals of work. In a market survey by international association of public transport UITP, one of the members […]

            Differences in how surveillance in public transport is regulated

            The legal regulations for video surveillance vary widely from country to country. The international association of public transport, UITP have asked their members in an international survey how the various aspects of legal framework regulates the use of video. They also investigated the values and opinions among the public transport operators and transit authorities of […]