Ekin Spotter Tracks Traffic, Safety and Environmental Data — All from the Sidewalk
Smarcitiesdive.com / 19.07.2018
• Tech company Ekin today launched Ekin Spotter, a compact device that provides city officials and law enforcement with data and analysis on traffic trends, city safety and air quality.
• Once affixed to a sidewalk, the Ekin Spotter can be customized to use the following features/collect the following data:
Ekin says the data collected by Ekin Spotter can also be displayed on digital billboards to offer the public a look at real-time information about their surroundings.
• Speed detection
• License plate recognition
• Parking violation detection
• Wrong way, wrong lane, hard brake detection
Ekin notes that some 90% of the world’s population breathes polluted air on a daily basis and more than 1.25 million lives could be saved each year by avoiding traffic accidents.
Spotter provides cities with the technology needed to better manage and combat these problems. The unit’s modular design enables cities to easily customize the device to fit their specific needs, allowing government officials to collect and analyze the data needed to make informed policy changes.
The Spotter is constantly evolving, because it is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), and Ekin’s proprietary Red Eagle (OS), a dynamic software with an easy-to-use interface that enables municipalities to centrally manage all of the data collected by the company’s products citywide.
“We developed Spotter to streamline data collection, making it easier for officials to understand their cities, and create impactful policies that benefit residents,” explained Akif Ekin, founder and chairman of Ekin.
“By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is projected to live in metropolitan areas, and we want to ensure that individuals living in cities have the highest quality of life possible. While our existing line of products, such as the Patrol G2 and the Box Spotter, provide city safety solutions, our goal with Spotter is to provide the data and analysis cities need to thoughtfully implement solutions that promote safety and a more conscious view of life.”