How COGITO® works (A.I. & Robotic Platform)
The COGITO’s neural network can “classify and interpret” if properly trained, a scenario caught from a normal video surveillance camera.
The streaming video, coming from the cameras, are sent to the neural network that, through specific algorithms, identifies particular “objects” of the scene.
In addition to this, a specific geolocation module can identify the correct spatial position of the observed “objects” and transform it into geographic coordinates, representable on any map.
The third component of COGITO, the workflow module, takes care of implement predefined “actions” in relation to the behavior of the classified “objects”. This is a very important function of the system, in fact it allows COGITO to relate to other systems providing information and commands
Quantity, direction, velocity, and state of “objects” are processed by the workflow module to send information and alerts to operators.
COGITO can also be interconnected with collaborative elements (IOT) present in the observed area, both to improve the understanding of the scene and send automatic commands as: close and open gates, smart parking management, activate fire-fighting systems, change traffic light timing, etc.
Smart Parking by COGITO®
One or more cameras, placed on lamppost or on a building (with adequate altitude), can view and interpret the situation of parking lots in a very dynamic way. The neural network geolocates the parking lots and categorizes them. COGITO, in real time, understands if it is busy or free, can
count the vehicle’s permanence time and define its typology (car, truck, motorbike).
In the installation phase, the neural network will be appropriately instructed to minimize inconsistencies and false positives in narrow roads ( mainly due to the changing of projected buildings shadows in a bright sunny day).
The collected information, give the workflow module the capability to send notices on available free parking lots, with correct location, to the citizen’s smartphones (to that end, a specific App can be customized for the Municipality) .
All the information, with time stamp, elaborated by COGITO, can be utilized by the Municipality for specific services like automatic parking billing (we have experience in creating “smart contract” with blockchain that “certify” both the payments and can “notarize” events occurred and recorded in the parking area like a damaged or stolen vehicle).
The solution is a winner compared on traditional automated parking controls, not requiring any installation on the ground with consequent strong costs reduction. A smart parking area can be set up in a very short time.