PTI Vision

PTI Vision

Increasing Safety and Security

What is It?

The Intelligent Vision System is computationally efficient in reducing data dimensionality in detecting both static and moving objects on a train platform. It autonomously performs platform train interface (PTI) monitoring after being taught what both a good and an errant platform situation looks like, helping to reduce vehicle dwell times.

It is based upon patented technology developed at Lancaster University as part of military-funded research for tracking troop movements from drones.

What It Does

  • Detects where passengers are on the platform (if they cross the yellow line.)
  • Sends alerts to drivers, staff and other stakeholders if someone is stuck in the gap.
  • Measures the number of passengers on both the train carriages and the platforms.
  • Uses existing camera infrastructure.
  • Processes in real time on a computer the size of a credit card (Raspberry Pi for example.)


Passengers (customers)

  • Improved safety at the PTI
  • Optimisation of their PTI experience


  • Increases driver’s experience and goes some way to reduce stress and pressure.
  • Assists the driver to maintain on-time services by reducing passenger boarding dwell time, further helping to reduce safety related incidents.

Train and Station Operators

  • Improved safety of passengers through a reduction in PTI FWI incidents.
  • Faster passenger boarding at the PTI can aid station operators in running a safer and quicker service.
  • (Side effect) improved passenger movement will help to reduce larger crowds and subsequently improving safety.

Patented Technology

The Autonomous Vision System is currently protected by a patent application both UK and Worldwide.


PTI Vision: Report

PTI Vision: Presentation