BERLIN - GetYourGuide is launching a new crowd-control platform called Beat the Crowds.
The Berlin-based company says it began testing the product – designed to measure crowds and occupancy levels in real-time via sensors - in Q1 2020, but now has plans to apply the technology to not only ease congestion but to also mitigate public health risks.
With Beat the Crowds, data from the sensors is used to forecast waiting times at attractions, which the attraction can then deliver directly to consumers through the GetYourGuide app.
With the info, customers will know how long they can expect to be in line and how crowded it is inside the attraction; the technology also allows for customers to know how busy it is within different areas of a location.
GetYourGuide says it has no timeline to announce the launch of Beat the Crowds for specific attractions but says the platform is planned to be offered for free and included as a feature for app users.