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Curtin U evaluate UAV use for traffic data

Sam Ziusudras, from Curtin University’s Civil Engineering department is evaluating the reliability of the traffic data obtained from small Unmanned Airborne Vehicles in generating Origin-Destination matrices for intersections. As a part of this study, Sam and the research team will be flying a drone to capture video from the flow of the traffic through an intersection in Western Australia. The trajectories would then be extracted using DataFromSky Services, and finally compared to the ‘manual count’ of volume studies for any discrepancies.

Here’s a video from their first test:

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DataFromSky at Seminar in Liberec

A Workshop titled Modern methods of image recognition and processing methods was organized recently by Technical University in Liberec*. The aim of the workshop was to offer insight into image processing applications from the industry, as opposed to research setting.

David Herman and Adam Babinec went to present DataFromSky, with a presentation as well as a stand, and talked about the applications and methods behind DataFromSky.

If you are technically minded, you can download the presentation (PDF, 2 MB) and learn more about guts of DFS and the methods used. This presentation went into significantly more detail than anything we have shared here so far – it’s a shame we did not manage to record a video. Still, our technology is innovative enough to be published in academic journals and at conferences, so hopefully we will have some papers to share later. There are still lots of ideas to try out…

David Herman presenting DataFromSky at seminar in Liberec

* In case you are curious, the complete chain of institutions behind the seminar is this: Institute of Mechatronics and Computer EngineeringFaculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary StudiesTechnical University of Liberec.

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Infographic: Road Accident Cost and DataFromSky

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Did you know that as a result of traffic accidents, 1 250 000 people die each year? If you want to put it differently, 3 500 every day… There is also the fact that these numbers may keep rising:

That’s why there are numerous initiatives and organizations working on increasing road safety – eg. International Road Assessment Programme, UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, Inter-American Development Bank Road Safety Strategy, World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, Global Road Safety Partnership of Red Cross and Red Crescent, FIA Foundation – just to name a few. The list goes on and on.

Among other benefits, DataFromSky can help assess safety of intersections. To communicate this easily to the general public as well as potential customers, we created an infographic.

Download the infographic as PDF:
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Facebook page

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Recently, we created a Facebook page, so if you didn’t find the other social networks useful, maybe you will this one… Here is the complete list, anyway:

If you wish to contact us thus, keep in mind that it might take a little longer than by plain email. We try our best to keep an eye on Twitter as much as possible, and the rest are valid choices as well of course!

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DronEzine.it mentions DataFromSky and Smart Mobility World 2015

DronEzine, an Italian electronic drone magazine, published an article dedicated to Smart Mobility World 2015. This year, a section will be dedicated to drone use in the field of traffic, intelligent transport systems and mobility. The article mentioned DataFromSky: “All over the world, the businesses that use UAV for this kind of mission have proliferated, such as DataFromSky, to mention just one name“.

We are happy to be mentioned, since we are planning to participate again this year, after our participation last year in Turin. The 2015 edition will start on 28th October at the Italian F1 circuit in Monza, conveniently located in time and space near the end of Expo 2015. Don’t hesitate and come!

Read the whole article in Italian (or the vaguely useful Google translation).

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