SenSen (ASX: SNS) says “new customer traction” has been facilitated through a distribution agreement with Thailand smart city and environmental services company EVF, and initial collaboration in Thailand to carry out two separate trials in Bangkok for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Royal Thailand Police, with the former trial currently underway.
The distribution agreement allows for EVF to implement SenSen’s software in its clients’ operations in Thailand.
The agreement also provides for SenSen to earn project revenues with EVF, with a combination of up-front system sales, software licensing and commissioning, as well as recurring Software as a Service (SaaS) and maintenance fees.
And EVF provides environmental services including photovoltaic, wind turbine, PV water pump, electric vehicles, as well as Smart City and Smart Grid services to the government and airports in Thailand.
The two initial trials in Bangkok will utilise SenSen’s Gemineye technology to analyse Thai motor vehicle and motorcycle licence plates to detect illegal driving on footpaths and enforce regulation to minimise associated accidents and fatalities.
SenSen says that, as in many Asian cities, driving and parking congestion is a major problem for Bangkok.
And according to SenSen the problem has gained increasingly prominent media attention with multiple recent investigations from the Bangkok Post highlighting the city’s crowded roads.
SenSen says trial 1, with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, has been running since February and harnesses its Gemineye solution to help address the “unsafe motorcycles-on-footpath issues” in Bangkok.
“As noted in the media reports referenced above, a number of recent incidents have occurred to schoolgirls and pedestrians. SenSen’s ability to read motorcycles’ licence plates (which is complex in Thailand as they vary in design, dimension and colour, and involve different Thai language characters), as well as identify riders without helmets, will empower Thai authorities to accurately prosecute offenders and thereby reduce the incidence of such offences."
SenSen markets its Gemineye solution as “the world’s first AI-powered smartphone app offering governments, councils and cities worldwide an affordable, highly accurate, cloud-based smart city platform to deliver a range of infrastructure monitoring services for road safety and civic compliance applications”.