Delhi airport is evaluating “machine vision” technology to monitor flyers and ensure social distances: official

Delhi Airport is evaluating “machine vision” technology to monitor passengers, reduce waiting times and ensure social distancing at its terminals, a senior official at the facility operator said Tuesday.

Machine vision technology uses images to analyze and understand passenger density at the airport. It has already been installed at Hyderabad airport, led by the GMR group.

Delhi Airport, which is also led by a consortium led by the GMR group, installed the “Xovis” passenger tracking system at Terminal 3 last month. It uses sensors to monitor passenger density.

“We are also evaluating some other technologies. As you may know, Terminal 1 has been refurbished, so while this system (Xovis) is proven, there is also something called machine vision technology that our Hyderabad airport has tried. also considering it for future uses, ”Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO of Delhi International Airport Limited, said at a press conference here.

As flight operations are currently below pre-COVID levels, only Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport handle the movement of aircraft.

In the Xovis Passenger Tracking System (PTS), passengers are counted and monitored anonymously using ceiling mounted sensors.

The Xovis system calculates the density of passengers and, if it exceeds a certain level, sends a signal to the Delhi airport operator’s team, Jaipuriar said.

The PTS receives data streams from sensors and provides the airport operator with valuable key performance indicators (KPIs) such as waiting times, process times and passenger throughput.

The operator has placed PTS screens at various points in the Terminal 3 check-in hall, at the junction of the arrival pier, etc.

Jaipuriar said all other stakeholders, such as the CISF, which provides security at the Delhi airport, and the Immigration Office, have also been linked to the Xovis system.

“We need to work with the CISF and the Immigration Office to ensure that passenger waiting times continue to decrease. All stakeholders have responded very positively to this particular technology, “he added.

Jaipuriar made it clear that while the airport operator uses systems like Xovis, markers and ground volunteers, he has no legal power to penalize anyone.

“So, what we are aiming for is that people respond to our requests, signs, announcements and we continue to urge them to keep their social distance, which is good for them and for the fight against the coronavirus,” he noted.

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News Highlights:

  • It has already been installed at Hyderabad airport, led by the GMR group. Delhi Airport, which is also led by a consortium led by a GMR group, installed the Xovis passenger tracking system at Terminal 3 last month.
  • Delhi Airport is evaluating “machine vision” technology to track flyers and ensure social distances: Official