Hack Partners, First Group

A vital part in growing passenger confidence in public transport post-Covid is managing passenger numbers, at stations and onboard transport. The Occupancy project will harness the power of 5G and video data learning to improve the occupancy of buses and reduce overcrowding. This will boost traveller experience and ensure alignment with passenger health and safety measures, through enhanced accuracy of occupancy assessment which provides better information to travellers and operators. While the project will initially be delivered on buses, there is the potential to extend it to other services, such as tram and rail.