A team of students from ČVÚT won last weekend’s Hackathon in Prague, who created an intelligent system that can speed up the operation of the subway.

The system uses colored security lines to direct passengers to the platform positions where the carriages are the least busy. “Thus, the subway can speed up to three seconds per stop, and every year the system would bring savings in the order of a quarter billion crowns,”

“Thus, the subway can speed up by three seconds per stop, and every year the system would bring savings of up to a quarter of a billion crowns,” said event organizer Tomas Studeník.

The students won a 135,000 crowns prize and received from the Town Hall an offer to develop a pilot project for some metro stations in Prague.

The students won the competition against 20 teams from 13 countries. The aim was to devise means of transport of the future, which will rid the world’s capitals of harmful emissions, traffic congestion and stress for drivers.

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