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Studies on the flammability of materials in railway passenger coaches

In the South African Western Cape province alone, since 2016,…

22 June 2020 | By ,

In the South African Western Cape province alone, since 2016, it was reported that over 140 railway passenger carriages have been destroyed by arson. Here, Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch provide details about subsequent research in order to understand the common techniques of how these…

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Controlling railway crime with passenger counting and facial recognition technology

Passenger counting and facial recognition technology is being tested in…

12 March 2020 | By ,

Passenger counting and facial recognition technology is being tested in South Africa in a bid to combat rising vandalism and theft to the country’s rail assets. Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch give more details about the project, which is soon to enter live field trials.