The Automatic passenger counting system saves Bus Companies thousands of dollars in revenue.
Automatically counting people going on and off buses enables a company to cross check passenger numbers with ticket machine or bus conductor transactions. With this proof if they are more passengers than transactions, managers can take steps to remedy the missing fare revenue as this will be an indication of bus fare theft.
With automated passenger counts (APCs), bus companies can easily generate reports. They can also monitor ridership trends over time.
An accurate passenger count is a significant factor in scheduling and forecasting. It is also important in analyzing performance, giving measures like passengers per mile, cost per passenger and number of passengers per driver.
The system works using directional transducers which catch information of passengers getting on and off a bus and sends the data to the flow counter which counts and stores the data. Data is regularly sent back to a central database via our gprs satellite tracking system and viewed on the office computer via the internet.