With the rapid rise of urban populations and the increasing complexity of economic activity resulting from the greater movement of people and things, protecting people from crime, natural disasters, and accidents, and creating urban environments where they can live with peace of mind, are becoming urgent social issues around the world. To address such issues, the use of surveillance cameras is spreading. But to grasp conditions over the wide area of an entire city, several thousand cameras may be required, and there is a limit to what can be ascertained just using visual observations by people.
In 2015, Fujitsu conducted a field trial of the new Parking Analysis solution in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was utilized with monitoring cameras positioned around outdoor and basement parking lots, and other areas, to verify the accuracy of its grasp of parking conditions, number cars, and other information. In both the Parking Analysis and Citywide Surveillance solutions, Fujitsu employs Zinrai’s cutting-edge AI image analysis technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Research and Development Center Co., Ltd. in China. This technology makes it possible to grasp the movement of people and vehicles throughout a city, thereby helping to prevent crime and optimize urban lifestyles.
Today at #FujitsuForum, we are showing a solution that make use of images from surveillance cameras deployed throughout a city or inside a facility, using high-speed image processing technology cultivated with its Human Centric AI Zinrai artificial intelligence and supercomputer technologies. FUJITSU Technical Computing Solution GREENAGES Citywide Surveillance software, which enables a real-time understanding of urban conditions, and FUJITSU Technical Computing Solution GREENAGES Parking Analysis software for intelligent parking management, will be available for sale in Japan from this October.
Using image analysis that employs advanced AI technology, Citywide Surveillance automatically extracts a variety of data from surveillance camera images, such as the type or make of vehicles, or the type of clothing someone is wearing, giving users a real-time understanding of movements throughout an urban environment. For customers with monitoring needs beyond vehicles or people, Fujitsu’s AI experts will provide AI learning services with expanded image analysis capabilities, built on highly accurate recognition models.
Parking Analysis supports improved management efficiency of parking lots or garages by ascertaining which parking spots are open or monitoring no-parking zones in real time.
By watching out for entire cities, Fujitsu seeks to create a human-centric intelligent society, where people can live with greater prosperity and security.