Technical Study on Seat Occupancy and Seat Belt Fastening Detection for Green Minibus

The Transport Department has engaged a technical specialist to conduct a technical study on seat occupancy and seat belt fastening detection for Green Minibus (GMB). While the seat occupancy information would be useful for passengers' trip planning, we also aim to enhance passengers' awareness of wearing seat belt by using the seat belt fastening detection system. Proof-of-concept (POC) on-site trial of technical solutions is conducted in the study. Details of the technical solutions can be referred to the leaflet.


Installation arrangement and schedule for POC on-site trial

Eight GMB routes (one GMB from each route) are involved for testing the technical solutions. Sensors and corresponding wiring for seat occupancy and seat belt fastening detection are installed at the selected GMBs in phases since September 2020. The POC on-site trial will be conducted during Q3 of 2020 to mid-2021 tentatively.

List of the GMB routes have involved in the POC on-site trial can be referred to the following table.

Route Month of Installation
New Territories No. 20C Tai Po Market Station <-> Tai Mei Tuk September 2020
New Territories No. 403 Shek Lei (Lei Pui Street) > Sha Tin Wai (Circular route) November 2020
New Territories No. 36 Yuen Long (Fook Hong Street) <-> Tai Sang Wai Rural Office November 2020
Hong Kong Island No. 56 Mid-Levels (Robinson Road) <-> North Point (Marble Road) November 2020
Hong Kong Island No. 58 Aberdeen (Wu Nam Street) <-> Kennedy Town Station December 2020
Kowloon No. 27M Lok Man Sun Chuen (Maidstone Road) <-> Mong Kok Station January 2021
Hong Kong Island No. 51 Tin Wan Estate > Aberdeen (Circular route) January 2021
Hong Kong Island No. 54M Kennedy Town Station <-> Queen Mary Hospital February 2021

Subject to the result of the technical study, the Transport Department will consider extending the application of the technical solutions to other GMBs and other public transport.

For enquiries, contact us via the following channels:
Telephone number: (852) 2804 2600
E-mail address: [email protected]