GB2563017A - A method and a system for improving safety in public transport infrastructures - Google Patents

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GB2563017A
GB2563017A GB1708505.1A GB201708505A GB2563017A GB 2563017 A GB2563017 A GB 2563017A GB 201708505 A GB201708505 A GB 201708505A GB 2563017 A GB2563017 A GB 2563017A
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Abstract

A method and a system 100 for monitoring occupancy of a seat arranged in a transportation vehicle 200. The method comprises transmitting a first presence status parameter, which is based upon an output from a detection device 1', such as a pressure sensor system arranged near a seat, to an occupancy management system 5 remote to the vehicle. A second presence parameter is set by the occupancy management system 5 by checking for receipt of data identifying a unit 4, such as a Bluetooth beacon, which communicates with a passengers mobile device 7, the receipt of a booking cancellation or a change of booking. A schedule parameter, such as a vehicle schedule, is also received by the occupancy management system 5. An occupancy status parameter is determined using the first and second presence parameter and the schedule parameter.

Description

A METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING SAFETY IN PUBLIC

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention pertains to the field of somputer methods and systems for improving safety of public transport infrastructures that use transportation vehicles such as buses, trains, aircrafts or vessels. The invention concerns in particular a rethod and a system for determining an occupancy status parameter in relation to a seat arranged in a transportation vehicle.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] It is rather usual today for most operators of public transport infrastructures to make use of computer systems for improving safety of their infrastructures. To this end, most operators use computer systems and methods for maintaining, processing and managing passengers' information. Some of these systems are for Instance being used by operators for recording Information in relation to trips that have been booked oy passengers .

[0003] Usually, as soon as a passenger books a trip, no matter if the booking process is performed at the travel agency, via an online platform or at a booking desk, booking information in relation to the trip and to the passenger is automatically stored in one or more data storage facilities, some maintained by public transport operators and some maintained by regulators or authorities. When one books a train ticket, the train operator usually records several types of information in relation to the passenger and to the trip (identity, gender, seat number, destination, etc.). And, although such information is obviously useful for operational purposes, its retention turns out to be crucial when disasters occur (e.g. crashes, terror attacks). In such unfortunate context, this information may indeed be retrieved and used by authorities for identifying potential victims. Certainly, one knows that, for diverse reasons, it is not always possible to get direct access to the victims, and sometimes the only available information on which authorities can rely in quickly determining the identity of potential victims is often limited to the original booking data that is stored by operators of public transport infrastructures. This shows how crucial the retention of such information by operators of public transport infrastructures can be.

[0004] However, one knows that computer systems operated today by public transport operators are not precise enough, mostly because the information that they retain is not updated past the point of booking. Sometimes circumstances can occur in which someone who was declared dead in the hours following a disaster in fact fortuitously missed the incident. Such errors are directly linked to the inaccuracy of the information retained by public transport operators. In fact, the problem does not lie in the format or the type of information, but in the way it is actually collected and updated by computer systems of operators of public transport infrastructures.

[0005] Although, one might think that the risk of having inaccurate information retained is rather marginal for air transportation, since standard procedures have been put in place by airline companies to record the absence of a passenger in the booking system before the plane takes off, some examples have nonetheless shown that the risk does exist. The risk is even higher in the context of rail travel, because existing public transport infrastructures do not provide the technical framework to allow train operators to be able to determine that a passenger has indeed boarded the train as planned with any certainty. This is also true for other types of public transport infrastructures, for instance, those that involve fleets of buses or passenger ships. Nowadays, terror attacks occur seemingly more often than in the past and the risk of retaining inaccurate information becomes more and more intolerable. Therefore, one may argue that existing computer systems and methods used by operators of public transport infrastructures, which do not provide the described improved functionalities, are not satisfactory in terms of safety.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] The invention intends to remedy these drawbacks. More particularly, the invention is aiming to provide a method and a system for increasing safety of public transport infrastructures with respect to the risks identified herein by allowing the accuracy of retained booking information to be improved.

[0007] This goal is achieved with a method according to claim 1 and a method according to claim 8. Accordingly, the invention provides a system and a method that allows booking information to be updated in real time such that it accurately reflects the current reservation and occupancy state.

[0008] Further features of the invention are defined by claims 2 to 7 and 9 to 18.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

[0009] Practicable embodiments of the invention are described in further detail below by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings, which show: figure 1, a schematic view of a system in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, figure 2, a schematic view of a method for determining an occupancy status parameter in relation to a seat arranged in a transportation vehicle according to the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0010] A system 100 for monitoring occupancy of a seat in a transportation vehicle is schematically represented on figure 1. In a preferred embodiment, the transportation vehicle 200 is train carriage, especially a passenger car.

[0011] The architecture of the system 100 relies on two distinct parts. A first part of the system 100 groups elements of the system which are arranged in the transportation vehicle 200. A second part of the system 100, hereinafter referred to as "the remote part 300" since it is distant from the transportation vehicle 200, assembles elements of the system which are not arranged in the transportation vehicle. For the sake of clarity, the transportation vehicle 200 is schematically represented on figure 1 as a first rectangle bounded by a dashed line while the remote part 300 is represented as a second rectangle bounded by a second dashed line.

[0012] As shown on figure 1, the transportation vehicle 200 includes at least one seat, which occupancy is monitored in real-time through the system 100. Of course, the transportation vehicle 200 may contain several seats although only one is represented on figure 1.

[0013] A mobile communication device 7 held by a passenger is used by the system 100 for location and interaction with the passenger. The mobile communication device 7 may thus be, at some stage, located in the vehicle 200 and, at another stage, remote from it. Accordingly, figure 1 illustrates the mobile communication device 7 only partly inside the transportation vehicle 200. Although the mobile communication device 7 is not itself part of the system 100, it plays a role within the environment provided by the system 100, as will be explained in further detail in the following paragraphs.

[0014] On the vehicle's side, the system 100 comprises, arranged in the vehicle 200, at least one occupancy monitoring device 1, identified by the acronym "OMD" on figure 1, and at least one detection device 1', identified by the acronym "DD" on figure 1.

[0015] Preferably, the occupancy monitoring device 1 is a computer or a microcomputer, provided with hardware and software enabling at least generic computing and data storage functionalities (e.g. CPU, RAM, ROM) and means for implementing radio-frequency and/or wired communication (e.g. network adapter for TCP/IP, 3G, WiFi) .

[0016] In a preferred embodiment, the detection device 1' is a pressure sensor and it is arranged within the seat. As such, it can measure the force/pressure that is applied on the seat, and it generates corresponding electrical signals which are transmitted to the occupancy monitoring device 1, preferably in real time or, alternatively, periodically. This flow of electrical signals output by the detection device 1' and transmitted to the occupancy monitoring device 1 is schematically represented on figure 1 by an arrow which starts at the detection device 1' and ends at the occupancy monitoring device 1.

[0017] In other embodiments, the detection device 1' is a capacitive or non-capacitive sensor, which is preferably arranged within the seat. Alternatively, the detection device 1' may as well consist of a thermal sensor, an RFID tag or a near-field communication device, arranged either within the seat, next to the seat or on the seat. In other alternative embodiments, an optical sensor or a camera may be used, these being arranged either near the seat or on the seat. All these alternatives, despite differences in terms of physical parameters that are measured, provide the same functionality, namely the output of electrical signals that characterize a specific physical parameter.

[0018] Depending on the device that is used, the physical parameter may thus be a force, a pressure, a capacitance, a temperature, an electromagnetic field or an amount of light. While figure 1 depicts one detection device 1' and one occupancy monitoring unit 1 arranged in the vehicle 200, several detection devices 1' and several occupancy monitoring devices 1 may be arranged in the vehicle.

[0019] In the transportation vehicle 200 is also arranged, as part of the system 100, an occupancy management unit 3, which is identified by the acronym "OMU" on figure 1. The occupancy management unit 3 takes preferably the form of a computer provided with hardware and software enabling at least generic computing and data storage functionalities (e.g. CPU, RAM, ROM) and means for implementing radio-frequency and/or wired communication (e.g. network adapter for TCP/IP, 3G, WiFi) . In a preferred embodiment, the occupancy management unit 3 is connected to a data storage facility 2, which, preferably, includes a memory (RAM and/or ROM) and appropriate interfaces to communicate with the occupancy management unit 3 .

[0020] In the transportation vehicle 200 are further arranged at least one device detection unit 4, which preferably consists of a bluetooth beacon or one or more components of an indoor positioning system. Additionally, an onboard Wi-Fi system 10, which includes a router, a firewall 13 and serial and Ethernet communication means 12, enables data transmission between the transportation vehicle 200 and the remote part 300 by means of antennas 10, 11 or any other appropriate communication devices.

[0021] Next to the seat or on the seat is also arranged an occupancy displaying unit 6. In a preferred embodiment, the occupancy displaying unit 6 includes at least a light. In other alternative embodiments, the occupancy displaying unit 6 includes a display.

[0022] On the other side, with respect to the remote part 300, the system 100 comprises a centralized management system 5, which is hosted on one or more servers enabling computing, data storage and all types of communication functionalities.

[0023] The system 100 includes also an operator portal 8, similarly hosted on one or more servers, some or all connected to Internet, and at least one occupancy management system 9 (OMS), which is configured to enable at least data exchange with mobile communication devices 7 such as smartphones, tablets or analogous devices.

[0024] As shown by the double-sided arrows represented on figure 1, all elements of the remote part 300 of the system 100 are connected by bidirectional communication channels. Thus, data may be exchanged between the centralized management system 5 and the occupancy management system 9 and between the centralized management system 5 and the operator portal 8. Moreover, via the occupancy management system 9 -which, for such purposes, may be configured to act as a gateway - data may also be exchanged between the centralized management system 5 and the operator portal 8 .

[0025] A role of the centralized management system 5 is to provide an interface between the remote part 300 and the elements of the system 100 that are arranged in the vehicle 200. That is, all data coming from the transportation vehicle 200 is received by the centralized management system 5. Preferably, the centralized management system 5 includes one or more servers, some dedicated to data storage and others devoted to data retrieval and transmission. The centralized management system 5 assumes also a role of gateway with respect to the occupancy management system 9 when forwarding to the occupancy management system 9 data transmitted by the transportation vehicle 200.

[0026] A role of the occupancy management system 9 is to manage booking information and passengers' profiles. To this end, some of its servers are dedicated to data storage where such information is stored and other servers are devoted to data retrieval. For instance, when a passenger submits a booking on a website, possibly hosted on a server which may not be part of the system 100, the booking information and/or the passenger's information is automatically transmitted to the occupancy management system 9, where it is stored for further use.

[0027] Another role of the occupancy management system 9 is to manage occupancy related information in relation to the seats of a fleet of transportation vehicles which occupancy is monitored by the system 100.

Additionally, the occupancy management system 9 receives and stores data transmitted by a broadcasting system 14. The roles of the broadcasting system 14 and of the occupancy management system 9 are discussed in further detail below in relation to figure 2, which schematically depicts a method performed by the occupancy management system 9 for determining at least one value of an occupancy status parameter in relation to a seat arranged in the transporting vehicle 200.

[0028] In a step 401, the detection device 1' measures a physical parameter. As previously stated, depending on the detection device 1' used, the detection device 1' measures a force or a pressure applied on the seat, an amount of light in a certain volume or area, a temperature or a capacitance. In accordance with these measurements, the detection device 1' outputs electrical signals which are transmitted to the occupancy monitoring device 1.

[0029] In a step 402, upon receipt of the electrical signals transmitted by the detection device 1', the occupancy monitoring device 1 processes the received signals to determine if the seat is occupied by a passenger .

[0030] If the detection device 1' is a pressure sensor, electrical signals received by the occupancy monitoring device 1 characterize a force or a pressure applied on the seat. In such case, the analysis performed by the occupancy monitoring device 1 consists of determining if the force applied on the seat exceeds a pre-defined threshold that is preferably stored in a memory of the occupancy monitoring device 1. When the force exceeds the pre-defined threshold, the occupancy monitoring device 1 concludes that the seat is occupied by a passenger and, consequently, it determines at least one value of a first presence status parameter, which is further linked to a parameter that identifies the seat that is being monitored.

[0031] If the detection device 1' is of another type, such as the types of devices described above, a similar analysis is performed but, instead of a pressure or a force, it is, depending on the type of detection device used, a capacitance, a temperature or an amount of light which is compared to pre-defined threshold.

[0032] In a step 403, the occupancy management unit 1 transmits the first presence status parameter to the centralized management system 5. In parallel, the occupancy management unit 1 stores the first presence status parameter in the data storage facility 2. Following implementation of steps 402 and 403, the centralized management system 5 is thus informed in real-time about occupancy of the seat. Data received by the centralized management system 5 is automatically forwarded to the occupancy management system 9.

[0033] On the other side, as soon as the mobile communication device 7 is present in the transportation vehicle 200, it automatically connects to the closest device detection unit 4. Once connected to the device detection unit 4, the mobile communication device retrieves identification data of the device detection unit. The identification data may for instance consist of the MAC address or the IP address of the device detection unit.

[0034] In a step 404, the occupancy management system 9 checks for receipt of data identifying a device detection unit 4, data characterizing a booking change or data characterizing a booking cancellation. Accordingly, the occupancy management system 9 sets at least one value of a second presence status parameter. This process allows the occupancy management system 9 to relate booking information to effective presence of passengers in the vehicle 200.

[0035] Indeed, when a passenger is in the vehicle 200, the occupancy management system 9 is informed about the presence of the passenger through the receipt of identification data of a device detection unit 4 arranged in the vehicle transmitted by the mobile communication device 7. Also, if the occupancy management system 9 receives data characterizing a booking change or a booking cancellation, it immediately determines that the booking is invalid. Lastly, if the occupancy management system 9 determines that none of the expected data has been received, it concludes that, with respect to a certain vehicle 200, which passengers that have booked a seat that are not onboard the vehicle 200 .

[0036] In parallel, in a step 405, the occupancy management system 9 receives at least one schedule parameter transmitted by a broadcasting system 14 located remotely form the vehicle 200 and the occupancy management system 9. The broadcasting system 14 delivers continuously to the occupancy management system 9 data indicating vehicles' schedules. A schedule parameter may for instance include times at which vehicles are arriving at and departing from specific locations.

[0037] In a step 406, the occupancy management system 9 uses the first presence status parameter, the second presence status parameter and the schedule parameter to determine at least one value of an occupancy status parameter. Via the first presence status parameter, the occupancy management system 9 determines occupancy of seats. Via the second presence status parameter, the occupancy management system 9 determines presence of passengers. And, via the schedule parameter, the occupancy management system 9 links these information with bookings and vehicles schedule. By processing this information logically, the occupancy management system 9 can determine in quasi real time an occupancy status for a seat arranged in a transportation vehicle 200. This allows the system 100 according to the invention to be more accurate in terms of booking information retained.

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1. A method for determining an occupancy status parameter in relation to a seat arranged in a transportation vehicle (200), said method comprising the steps of: - receiving, by an occupancy monitoring device (1) arranged in the vehicle, an electrical signal output by a detection device (1') arranged within the seat or in the vicinity of the seat; - processing, by the occupancy monitoring device (1), the electrical signal to set a first presence status parameter; - transmitting, by the occupancy monitoring device (1), the first presence status parameter to an occupancy management unit (3) arranged in the vehicle; - transmitting, by the occupancy management unit (3), the first presence status parameter to an occupancy management system (9) that is located remotely from the vehicle; characterized in that said method further comprises the steps of: - setting, by the occupancy management system (9), a second presence parameter by checking receipt of data identifying a device detection unit (4) arranged in the vehicle (200) and adapted to communicate wirelessly with a mobile communication device (7), data characterizing a cancellation of booking and data characterizing a change of booking; - receiving, by the occupancy management system (9), at least one schedule parameter in relation to the transportation vehicle (200), said schedule parameter being transmitted to the occupancy management system (9) by a broadcasting system (14) that is located remotely from the occupancy management system (9) and the vehicle (200); and - determining, by the occupancy management system (9), the occupancy status parameter on the basis of the first presence status parameter, the second presence status parameter and the schedule parameter.
2. The method of claim 1, characterized in that the method further comprises the step of storing, by the occupancy management unit (3), the first presence status parameter in a database recorded on a computer-readable medium (2) arranged in the vehicle .
3. The method of one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the method further comprises the step of determining, by the detection device (1'), if a force applied on the seat exceeds a predefined threshold.
4. The method of one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the method further comprises the step of performing, by the detection device (1'), an optical analysis .
5. The method of one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the method further comprises the step of performing, by the detection device (1'), a thermal analysis .
6. The method of one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the method further comprises the step of determining, by the detection device (1'), at least one value of capacitance.
7. The method of one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the method further comprises the steps of: - transmitting, by the occupancy management system (9), activation data to the occupancy management unit (3), wherein said activation data is determined on the basis of the occupancy status parameter; - determining, by the occupancy management unit (3), on the basis of the activation data, a functioning mode of at least one occupancy displaying unit (6) arranged on the seat or in the vicinity of the seat; and - activating, by the occupancy displaying unit (6), at least one light and/or display in accordance with the functioning mode.
8. A system (100) for determining at least one occupancy status parameter in relation to a seat arranged in a transportation vehicle (200), said system comprising - at least one detection device (1') arranged in the vehicle within the seat or in the vicinity of the seat, - at least one occupancy management system (9) located outside of the vehicle, characterized in that said system comprises - at least one occupancy monitoring device (1) arranged in the vehicle, - at least one occupancy management unit (3) arranged in the vehicle, - at least one device detection unit (4) arranged in the vehicle, the device detection unit (4) being adapted to communicate wirelessly with a mobile communication device (7), and further characterized in that said system performs the steps of the method of one of the preceding claims.
9. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the detection device (1') is arranged within the seat and comprises a pressure sensor.
10. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the detection device (1') comprises an optical sensor.
11. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the detection device (1') comprises a thermal sensor.
12. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the detection device (1') comprises a capacitive sensor.
13. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the detection device (1') is arranged within the seat and comprises a near field communication device.
14. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the detection device (1') is arranged within the seat and comprises an RFID tag.
15. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the detection device (1') is arranged in the vicinity of the seat and comprises a camera.
16. The system of one of claims 8-15, characterized in that it comprises an occupancy displaying unit (6) provided with at least one light and/or display, said occupancy displaying unit being arranged on the seat or in the vicinity of the seat.
17. The system of one of claims 8-16, characterized in that the device detection unit (4) comprises an indoor positioning system and/or a bluetooth device.
18. The system of one of claims 8-17, characterized in that the vehicle is a train carriage.
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