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Thermal cameras tracked Hamburgers on bikes in 2020 — here’s what they found

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Thermal cameras tracked Hamburgers on bikes in 2020 — here’s what they found

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Hamburg has seen a 33% rise in cycling during 2020, according to data from the German city’s new bike counting network HaRaZäN.

The network, which launched beforehand this year, uses data from 55 thermal imaging cameras to anonymously record the number of cyclists at a number of key points across the city.

Data was ahead aggregate using manual counts, and the city says the new cameras will accommodate a more absolute overview given that they adviser cyclists 365 days a year.

Sebastian Troch, Head of Road Management and Able Transportation Systems (ITS), City of Hamburg, told : “The idea for the activity was born in 2018 when we began to plan and auspiciously activated for civic co-funding.

“We think thermal cameras are a good chance to get better and more authentic advice about cycling in the city.”

The data calm will be used to help cartage regions adapt to the alteration needs of carriage and make cycling improvements. There are plans to expand the number of cameras to 100 over the coming years.

The bike counting arrangement is one of 85 advancing projects in the city’s ITS strategy and has accustomed over €690,000 (US$841,000) in funds from the German Ministry of Carriage and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of its Digitalization of Urban Carriage Systems guidelines.

Data calm will be anonymized and made accessible to the public, so it can be used to advance new tools and apps for cyclists. Initial data has already been appear on the city’s Urban Data Platform.

ITS World Congress

Hamburg and the BMVI are currently advancing to host the world’s largest ITS World Congress in October 2021 with over 15,000 visitors expected. The city is accession itself as a model and class of able carriage and acumen solutions.

In October the city auspiciously trialed its autonomous HEAT minibus passenger account on a one-kilometer area of test track in the HafenCity district. 

HEAT minibus (Hochbahn)

The affairs initially started in 2019 after cartage and at bound speeds, but has since progressed rapidly.

Using data infrastructure developed by Siemens and the Hamburg Verkehrsanlagen (HHVA), each minibus campaign along a authentic route at speeds of up to 25 kilometers-per-hour, using congenital cameras to acquaint with sensors in the area.

It can carry up to seven cartage (though this has been bargain to three to adhere to social break guidelines) who can annals for the trip free of charge via an app.

 Almost 600 cartage used the account during October’s test period, and affairs are currently underway for the final test phase in spring 2021.



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Appear January 7, 2021 — 09:44 UTC

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