Technologies for Public Transport Security | PCP Contractors #4

15 March 2023

The PREVENT PCP approach bases on Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). It is an efficient and dependable method for contracting authorities to challenge market innovators through an open, transparent, and competitive process.

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The goal is to create new solutions for a technologically demanding mid- to long-term challenge. That is in the public interest and necessitates new research and development. The next Contractor developing a solution within the PCP process is Atos which describes its ideas as follows.

Nowadays, the detection of an unattended item still represents an important challenge for Public Transport Operators (PTOs) and has serious consequences on the security of people, goods and the disruption of the traffic, thus leading to delays in transportation and affects the security of people and the economy.

The current procedures to respond to such threats are very costly, time-consuming and need to be optimized. PREVENT aims to address this challenge via Video Intelligence by:

  • Improving the security of goods and people in particular by enabling an earlier detection of any unattended item; and ending of the procedure in the first 15 minutes by locating the owner
  • Limiting traffic disruption 
  • Improving the efficiency of the management of the PTO security missions

The expected solution will give the PTOs an enhanced security awareness through:

  • Timely automatic detection of potentially dangerous unattended items in Public Transport Infrastructure and in public areas in the vicinity
  • Identification and tracking of perpetrators
  • Integration/interoperability of the technology in standard crisis management systems and Video Management System (VMS)

Learn more on Atos Computer Vision Platform.

At least four of the six Consortia competing in the Solution Design phase will be qualified to the next stage, during which the Contractors will develop a first prototype of a technology. To learn more about the PCP approach, please visit this subpage

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