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Amadeus invests in airport flow AI startup

CrowdVision assists airports to manage their ever-growing passenger volumes in real-time.

Passenger volumes by air are expected to almost double to 7.2 billion passengers by 2035 – a fact that travel tech specialist Amadeus says explains its latest investment in a startup.

Amadeus Ventures, a corporate venture arm set up in 2014, is investing in CrowdVision, an early-stage company that uses computer vision software and artificial intelligence to help airports monitor the flow of passengers.

The aim is to help airports manage their growth, and to allow travellers to benefit from faster check-in and shorter security lines.

CrowdVision uses its software and AI to help airports monitor passenger flows in real time to minimise queues and manage resources more efficiently. The software is designed to “comply fully with data privacy and security legislation”, Amadeus adds.

CrowdVision data helps airports react quickly to keep travellers moving and make their experience more enjoyable, Amadeus says.

Its existing airport customers are benefiting from reduced queues and waiting times, leaving passengers to spend more time and more money in retail areas.

Avoiding pricey expansions
Airports have also optimised the allocation of staff, desks, e-gates and security lanes to make the most of their existing infrastructure and postpone capital expenditure on expensive expansions.

Amadeus Ventures invests in startups “sitting at the crossroads of travel and technology”. CrowdVision is the latest addition to a portfolio that includes new companies like Situm, Avuxi, Betterez, Bluesmart, BookingPal, Flyr and Yapta.

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