Swedish postal service speeds up delivery using vision

Share this on social media:

The Swedish postal service is to shorten parcel delivery times using optical identification systems from Vitronic. It will make use of an innovative technique, called videocoding, in six distribution centres at 59 work stations.

 

The system will automatically scan addresses and inform the recipient while the parcel is transported to the local depots where it can be collected. In the past this process was manual, so the new system should significantly improve efficiency.

Together with barcode reading, this system achieves an accuracy of almost 100 per cent. Parcels which cannot be read by a machine will be sent to one of the videocoding work stations, where an image is sent to a trained worker who can provide additional information.

Recent News

29 July 2020

The Perseverance rover contains 19 cameras, including seven scientific instruments. It will analyse the climate and geology of Mars, looking for signs of past life, as well as monitoring the Martian atmosphere

02 July 2020

Norwegian seafood firm, Lerøy, has installed hyperspectral cameras on processing lines to sort fish. The system is able to measure the amount of blood in white fish, which gives a grade of quality

09 June 2020

Hyperspectral imaging is being used in a research programme at hospitals in Maryland and New York to investigate the prognostic value of skin findings associated with Covid-19 infection

27 May 2020

The composite picture of The Night Watch, made of 528 exposures stitched together digitally, makes it possible to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting