The Avanti R&D, Inc. demonstration, in cooperation with Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., will showcase a bicycle monitoring system. The system, originally designed for vehicles, is an edge computing architecture which utilizes computer vision to provide non-identifying, aggregated information on count, speed, class, and type, and transmit it to the cloud via a self-healing wireless mesh network. By employing such an architecture, the amount of data output by the system is drastically reduced compared with traditional hard-wired camera-based systems. This minimizes the amount of infrastructure needed, thereby reducing the installation and maintenance costs.
The Avanti team will be exploring extension of its edge computing architecture for the anonymous re-identification of cyclists between adjacent nodes without sending data to the cloud. By outputting this information, calculation of travel times along specific paths could be combined, giving a picture of overall flow.