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Hybrid three-dimensional and support vector machine approach for automatic vehicle tracking and classification using a single camera
Author(s): Redouane Kachach; José María Cañas
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Paper Abstract

Using video in traffic monitoring is one of the most active research domains in the computer vision community. TrafficMonitor, a system that employs a hybrid approach for automatic vehicle tracking and classification on highways using a simple stationary calibrated camera, is presented. The proposed system consists of three modules: vehicle detection, vehicle tracking, and vehicle classification. Moving vehicles are detected by an enhanced Gaussian mixture model background estimation algorithm. The design includes a technique to resolve the occlusion problem by using a combination of two-dimensional proximity tracking algorithm and the Kanade–Lucas–Tomasi feature tracking algorithm. The last module classifies the shapes identified into five vehicle categories: motorcycle, car, van, bus, and truck by using three-dimensional templates and an algorithm based on histogram of oriented gradients and the support vector machine classifier. Several experiments have been performed using both real and simulated traffic in order to validate the system. The experiments were conducted on GRAM-RTM dataset and a proper real video dataset which is made publicly available as part of this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2016
PDF: 24 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 25(3) 033021 doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.25.3.033021
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 25, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Redouane Kachach, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
José María Cañas, Univ. Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)

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