Metro do Porto is a system characterized by being an open system, without physical barriers, so this results in higher levels of fraud (people that use the subway without ticket, or an invalid one). In order to mitigate these high levels of fraud, Metro do Porto challenged InoCrowd to find a solution.

In about 60 days InoCrowd had 11 valid solutions in order to solve this challenge, yet the solver of this challenge was a company from Japan. The winning solution was to implement sensors with LIDAR technology, as well as artificial intelligence that detects the movements of people. This sensor is connected to the validation machine software, and it has an error rate of 5%

Curious fact: Curious fact: this technology has been used in Japan for over 20 years, in order to try to prevent suicides.

“It was very easy to work with InoCrowd, there was full and absolute support in the definition of the problem as well as the parameterization of the problem. The greatest benefit is that instead of looking for in different companies in the expectation of a solution that perhaps we will never find, we put a challenge on a worldwide scale so that the solution comes to us.”

Professor Jorge Delgado, CEO

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