Cubic Corp. said recently that it is developing technology that would help civil authorities manage large crowds of people that flow in and out of events.
The San Diego business said the technology could be useful during the events on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., or during events such as the Super Bowl or Mardi Gras. In the latter example, the technology could track the flow of crowds and look ahead, warning of potential overcrowding on certain streets and helping the police decide where to deploy.
The technology employs crowd-counting sensors, tracking devices for support vehicles and Cubic’s mission rehearsal planning system.
Cubic suggested the technology could help with the crowd control challenges of the hajj, where millions of Muslim pilgrims gather each year in Mecca.
Cubic reported that it tested its gear in September in Ocotillo Wells, a desert environment similar to Mecca. In early December the company held a proof-of-concept demonstration at a modeling and simulation conference in Orlando, Fla.
Shares of Cubic trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CUB.
— SDBJ Staff Report