The participation in the event has allowed to explore the applicability of the tool in Quebec and establish contact with potential business alliances.
Barcelona, November 8th, 2017 – The Barcelona-based software company AWAAIT presented its fare dodging control system DETECTOR at the ITS World Congress, held in Montreal from October 20th to November 2nd . AWAAIT’S CEO, Xavier Arrufat, attended the event as part of ACCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment’s delegation with the aim of scoping the market.
The attendance at the ITS World Congress had a triple purpose. Firstly, study the applicability of the fraud detecting system DETECTOR in Montréal metropolitan area. Secondly, explore the Artificial Intelligence ecosystem of Montréal’s environment, since it is one of the most important in the world. Finally, search alliances with local companies as possible representatives of AWAAIT in Canada and the US.
DETECTOR is an automatic real-time video analytics system that aims to tackle fare evasion on public transport. Via Artificial Intelligence-Machine Learning algorithms, a camera over the ticket barrier observes the ticket validation process. The system immediately sends a sequence of images to inspectors’ smartphones when detecting a fare dodging incident. This allows very selective controls to intercept offenders before they reach the platform, effectively helping to reduce fare evasion without bothering paying passengers and, therefore, not disrupting overall mobility.
Awaait Artificial Intelligence S.L. was founded in 2014 with the objective of providing innovative real-time solutions for in principle complex problems using artificial intelligence and mobile technology. AWAAIT is headquartered in Barcelona.