- Tampa International Airport is the first in the nation to use Lidar technology to monitor crowd movement, provided by California based “The Indoor Lab.”
- The technology displays real-time data on computer screens and can even go 3D, showing the movement of each person, and is currently being used for crowd control to anticipate and manage large crowds during peak travel times.
- The Lidar technology works both indoors and outdoors, does not compromise privacy, and has the potential for expansion beyond crowd control and traffic flow, revolutionizing crowd monitoring and management at the airport.
Tampa International Airport has announced the implementation of a new crowd tracking technology called Tofido, in an effort to provide real-time data on passenger movement within the airport. The innovative technology will enable the airport to better manage crowd flow and offer passengers a more efficient and enjoyable travel experience.
Tofido utilizes advanced sensors and algorithms to anonymously track and analyze passenger movement throughout the airport. This data is then used to create real-time heat maps and crowd density reports, allowing airport staff to identify and respond to potential congestion points and streamline passenger flow.
“With the implementation of Tofido, we are able to more accurately understand how passengers are moving throughout the airport and make informed decisions to improve their journey,” said Joe Lopano, CEO of Tampa International Airport. “This new technology will not only benefit our passengers by reducing wait times and congestion, but also allow us to optimize facility operations and ensure a more seamless travel experience for all.”
The technology is part of the airport’s larger effort to enhance its passenger experience through innovation and technology. Tofido was chosen for its ability to provide precise, real-time data and its proven track record in other airports around the world.
Tampa International Airport is dedicated to leveraging technology to improve the travel experience for its passengers, and the implementation of Tofido is a testament to their commitment to innovation and efficiency. With the new crowd tracking technology in place, the airport looks forward to providing a more seamless and enjoyable journey for all of its passengers.