Seven bus stations have thermal cameras to measure temperatures

2020/07/30 09:33:35 Written by Canarian Weekly Gran Canaria

The AUT has begun to install equipment for measuring the body temperature of passengers on Gran Canaria's public transport, as a further measure to combat the spread of covid-19 on the island, and improve the safety and confidence of travellers.

The bus stations of San Telmo, Santa Catalina, Tamaraceite, Arucas, Gáldar, Teror and Agüimes are being equipped with dual-spectrum thermographic cameras with a facial recognition distance of 2 to 7 metres, that collect a calibration temperature with infrared emission, and have an accuracy of +/- 0.3 degrees centigrade in its assessment.

The data collected by the cameras be controlled by NVR Management with 16 channels for the San Telmo station and 8 channels for the rest of the locations of the thermal imaging cameras, with specific software and high-performance monitors for viewing the images.

Given the need to cover other locations, due to saturation and/or an increase in the presence of users, non-fixed and mobile devices will be used in other public transport infrastructures.

The action financed by the Cabildo said, it is to offer public transport users in Gran Canaria "a greater guarantee of their mobility".