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Sunwin rolls out buses with facial biometrics, mask and fever detection for safer public transport

Sunwin rolls out buses with facial biometrics, mask and fever detection for safer public transport

Shanghai Sunwin Bus Corporation has begun rolling out what it calls a “Healthcare Bus” with integrated facial biometrics and thermal imaging installed next to the ticket-taking machine and other measures to reduce the spread of infection for safer public transit.

The non-contact passenger screening system also identifies passengers not wearing masks, and uses UV lighting within air ducts to sterilize the environment, which the company says significantly reduces the chances of virus transmission even in the event an infected person boards the vehicle. UV light at 20mJ has been shown to destroy up to 99 percent of viruses and other genetic material smaller than 253.7nm, and the integrated air-filtration system completely sterilizes bus air within 20 minutes, according to the announcement.

A smart detection system also automatically alerts the driver and local police automatically if inflammable or explosive materials are brought on board.

“With a focus on using innovative technical solutions to create social value, Sunwin is dedicated to upholding public safety. Through utilizing facial recognition, smart-temperature reading, UV lighting and an automatic gas detection system, we have launched the ‘Healthcare Bus’ solution to ensure passenger safety in a non-invasive way,” comments Sunwin Chief Engineer WeiFeng Kan.

The surge in passengers on public transport systems caused by much of the country returning to work makes them a “new frontier” in the struggle against the novel coronavirus, Kan adds.

Telpo launched an integrated system for passenger identification and temperature screening on buses earlier this month.

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