Home » News

Safety analysis using data from 8 drones at once!

Another great project has been accomplished, among other things, thanks to DataFromSky analysis! DataFromSky has made a traffic study of a corridor in the city of Fairfield in Connecticut, U.S.. The data were used for an extensive Safety analysis of the whole corridor called Black Rock Turnpike. The study, created by The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) and FHI, identifies strategies to create a safe and attractive pedestrian environment, a robust infrastructure for bicyclists, and linkages between residential areas and the shops, businesses and restaurants along Black Rock Turnpike.

Black Rock Turnpike is a major arterial that serves one of the city’s largest business and commercial districts. According to the estimates, approximately 20,000 vehicles utilize this corridor every day. As the results of the analysis show – although Black Rock Turnpike has a posted speed limit of 50 km/h (30 miles/h), the average speeds are between 55 – 65 km/h (35-40 miles/h). The road widths, speed, high traffic volume and numerous curb cuts create an unsafe and uninviting pedestrian environment. Click on this link to read more about the whole project.

Analyzed area

However, what is truly remarkable about this analysis is the method how the data were recorded and analyzed. To be able to cover the whole corridor, which is roughly 1,3 km in length, up to 8 drones recording at the same time were needed! This allowed us to analyze the corridor as a complex scene, obtain the complete trajectories of vehicles for the whole analyzed route and create the detailed Origin-destination statistics! What were the key conditions for the successful analysis?

  1. top-down view position (bird’s eye perspective)
  2. space overlap – at least 10 % of overlap in the analyzed area from each side
  3. time overlap – all the drones started filming at the exact same time

Take a look at the video of raw output of 8 drone videos merged together:

Read more

DataFromSky presented on Startup-day in Prague

DataFromSky attended the event called Smart Startup Day organized by ČSOB (Československá obchodní banka, a. s.) and held on 26. 2. 2018 in Prague.
The event welcomed innovative start-ups from Czech Republic and was focused on the following topics:

  • Mobility
  • Smart home
  • Smart city
  • Smart office / Flexible workspace
  • Smart data and AI
  • Robotization and automation of internal processes

    It was a good opportunity to meet with other innovative startups and see their ideas and products. We hope that this event will help us to create some new business connections and to achieve greater awareness of DataFromSky also within Czech Republic.

    See some pictures from the event below:

    Read more

    DataFromSky measures speeding

    New video analysis comes from Czech Republic and measures the speeding!
    In this demonstration survey, we tracked 204 vehicles which traveled 114 kilometers in total, averaging 555 m per vehicle. The average speed was 34,5 kph.

    The video is displaying the sections with maximal speed allowed and highlights vehicles that have exceeded this speed. In the DataFromSky Viewer, you can create such a measured area simply using a polygon, where you can define the conditions under which the alert should appear (e.g. to which categories of vehicles does the rule apply, speed range etc.).

    Do you have a video you want to get analyzed? Send us an inquiry and we will create an advanced traffic study right away! Contact us directly at this link.

    Read more

    People tracking in crowded environment

    Another great move and improvement of DataFromSky – take a look what the software is now capable of! We can detect and track people even in very crowded environment, reaching the accuracy of detection over 99 %!

    The following video is a part of a project supported by EU programme Horizon 2020 called “Study of the individual and collective behavior of people in large-scale events”. The objective is to extract the trajectories of all individuals and to create a pedestrian behavior model for the crowded environment based on the real data from DataFromSky analysis.

    This project opens new channels and brings other new possibilities in using DataFromSky in UAV monitoring:
    – utilization in perimeter security – active and real-time aerial surveillance in mass events (sport events, concerts, parades, demonstrations etc.)
    – detection of non-standard behavior, dangerous situations, suspicious gathering (in demonstrations and crowds)
    – studies of pedestrians movement behavior and its patterns
    and much more!

    Keep a close eye on our website and social pages to follow our progress (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Vimeo)!

    Read more

    DataFromSky in Drone Market Environment Map 2018

    Another great success!
    We are proud to announce, that DataFromSky is mentioned in the Drone Market Environment Map for 2018, among the companies and people that are set to have the biggest impact on the drone market in this year! The map includes around 1000 companies and organizations in 12 main sections, that will truly drive and define the drone industry. You can find DataFromSky in the Software section – Computer Vision/AI & Navigation. To read the article or see the whole map, click on this link.


    Read more

    DataFromSky in Czech TV – traffic difficulties on Czech highways

    DataFromSky is often utilized in the traffic research related to traffic congestion. Therefore, we were asked to comment on traffic difficulties on Czech highways during the previous days. You can watch the evening news video here. Our part starts at 5:05. Enjoy it!

    Read more

    COWI presents DataFromSky on Transportforum in Sweden

    On January 10-11, Transportforum – the Nordic region’s largest annual conference within the transport sector, will be held in Linköping, Sweden. At the conference, researchers and stakeholders meet for knowledge sharing and benchmarking.

    COWI, our partner in the Nordic countries, will be present with a stand (number 28) and give several lectures. On Wednesday January 10 at 15:30-17:00 Mathias Sdun, Chief Specialist at COWI, will talk about risks associated with bus stops based on analyses conducted using DataFromSky (read our recent article). Mathias will also explain how DataFromSky analysis can give us detailed information about road user’s behavior before some accidents really happen and thus give us the possibility to act preventively.

    For more information click on this link and take a look into the video below, displaying some relevant traffic data.

    Read more

    DataFromSky on Winner’s Night

    Welcome to the new year 2018!

    We will start this year with a slight look into the recent past. Lately, we have announced our great success in a start-up contest called “Connect Visions to Solutions”, organized by German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce, which was held in Prague in late November. Have a look at the short video of this great event.

    Read more

    PF 2018

    At this time of the year, the whole team of DataFromSky and RCE systems would like to wish to all of our business partners and clients Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. Thank you for supporting us and being with us in 2017 and we wish you the best in the coming year.

    Read more

    Study of bicycle and pedestrian movement in Denmark

    John F. Kennedy’s Square in city of Aalborg in Denmark is with the railway station and bus terminal an important traffic hub that connects Aalborg to the surrounding towns and most of the bigger cities in country. With Aalborg Municipality’s desire and strategy to change the habits and move citizens from cars to bicycle and public transport, large space problems have arisen in connection with parking spaces for bicycles. The bike rails are crowded and illegally parked bikes fill up the street scene and create dangerous pedestrian situations.

    In order to find the optimal location of bicycle parking facilities, the movement patterns of each traffic participant, especially pedestrians and bicycles, were analyzed using DataFromSky advanced software – see the pictures attached below, representing the trajectories of bicycles (blue) and pedestrians (green). Based on these patterns, detailed data, statistics and trajectories information, COWI has performed a study examining where it will be possible to implement more parking places for bicycles in and around the square, resulting with a proposal for how the space can be furnished – offering more space for bicycle parking and rest areas for pedestrians.
    DataFromSky analysis has also resulted in illustrations of average speed of pedestrians in this square. The data were used to design areas where pedestrians typically stop and where there may be a need for seating (e.g. near the bus station), moreover, these information and data are extremely valuable for a safety study in a given zone, which can be adopted by the municipality to make some changes in order to increase the safety of pedestrians and bicycles in analyzed area.
    If you are interested in knowing more details and want to read the full study, click on this link.

    Bicycles – movement patterns based on trajectories of each bicycle

    Pedestrians – movement patterns based on trajectories of each pedestrian in analyzed area

    Read more
    Page 1 of 1312345...10...Last »