The Department of Homeland Security has selected CrowdVision, a U.K.-based startup, to develop a system that counts and measuresÂ airport passengers.
CrowdVision will perform work under aÂ $160.9K award in support of theÂ U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS Science and Technology Directorate said Wednesday.
The company will lead efforts to integrate itsÂ computer vision and artificial intelligence technology withÂ twoÂ other products made by other firms to form the sought system.
An iViu Technologies-madeÂ indoor positioning platformÂ would allow the system toÂ collect data via sensors, and Copenhagen Optimizationâs forecasting tools would help users plan operations and manage research.
CrowdVision’s own AI technology works toÂ measure activity across passengers, staff and assets within an airport.
âCrowdVisionâs single-system solution has the potential to significantly improve CBPâs ability to count, measure and forecast passenger arrivals in near real-time, which will also improve travelersâ experiences clearing through customs and other airport inspection areas,â said Melissa Oh, managing director ofÂ DHS S&Tâs Silicon Valley Innovation Program.