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Real-time license plate reading for origin/destination studies
Author(s): Salvatore A. D Agostino; Paul W. Shuldiner; Martin Merrick; Jeffrey Woodson
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Paper Abstract

Determination of vehicle origins and destinations have long been a goal and a tool for traffic planners. Recently there has been an increase in the use of machine vision systems (automatic license plate readers) for determining origins and destinations. The original work in this area involved recording traffic on s-video compatible tape formats (e.g. s-VHS and Hi-8mm). Recently the use of real time analysis of traffic flows has been implemented. This paper describes the implementation of a system to acquire license plate information on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, in Washington state. The paper describes the system installation, the system architecture, the data handling and mail outs and some preliminary results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2902, Transportation Sensors and Controls: Collision Avoidance, Traffic Management, and ITS, (17 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267134
Show Author Affiliations
Salvatore A. D Agostino, Computer Recognition Systems (United States)
Paul W. Shuldiner, Transfomation System, Inc. (United States)
Martin Merrick, Computer Recognition Systems (United States)
Jeffrey Woodson, Transfomation System, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2902:
Transportation Sensors and Controls: Collision Avoidance, Traffic Management, and ITS
Alan C. Chachich; Marten J. de Vries, Editor(s)

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