Pedestrian Detection, Counting and Tracking Systems for Travel Surveys, Traffic Safety Systems and Traffic Control Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5716C10013
Agency Tracking Number: 091FH4009IIB
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 091FH4
Solicitation Number: DTRT5709RSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-01-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-01-20
Small Business Information
1600 Providence Highway, Walpole, MA, 02081-2553
DUNS: 125933916
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Bo Ling
 President & CEO
 (508) 660-0328
Business Contact
 Bo Ling
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (508) 660-0328
Research Institution
In Phase II, we developed a new system for pedestrian detection, tracking and counting. In this system, both IR LED stereo camera and laser scanner are selected for use. This Phase II system was field-tested at a few cities and achieved a counting accuracy about 97% over 5,000 pedestrians counted. The system can also stream the ped counts and images to a remote server. Based on the feedback from participating DOT agencies, in Phase IIB, we will make a portable product for pedestrian counting at street intersections with the capability of pedestrian collision warning for transit bus drivers. It has the features including (1) portable ped counting system that can be installed anywhere and powered by solar power; (2) a device for pedestrian-bus collision warning for transit bus drivers; (3) system is capable of counting “illegal-walking” pedestrians for street intersection/mid-block planning (4) interface with all major traffic controllers through NTCIP and SDLC; (5) dynamic pedestrian timing for intelligent intersections; and (6) smart data streaming through city wireless communication network. Both Tucson DOT and MassDOT will participate in the field tests of this product. In addition, MBTA will participate in the field test of pedestrian-bus collision avoidance system.

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