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Real-time detection of traffic events using smart cameras
Author(s): M. Macesic; V. Jelaca; J. O. Niño-Castaneda; N. Prodanovic; M. Panic; A. Pizurica; V. Crnojevic; W. Philips
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Paper Abstract

With rapid increase of number of vehicles on roads it is necessary to maintain close monitoring of traffic. For this purpose many surveillance cameras are placed along roads and on crossroads, creating a huge communication load between the cameras and the monitoring center. Therefore, the data needs to be processed on site and transferred to the monitoring centers in form of metadata or as a set of selected images. For this purpose it is necessary to detect events of interest already on the camera side, which implies using smart cameras as visual sensors. In this paper we propose a method for tracking of vehicles and analysis of vehicle trajectories to detect different traffic events. Kalman filtering is used for tracking, combining foreground and optical flow measurements. Obtained vehicle trajectories are used to detect different traffic events. Every new trajectory is compared with collection of normal routes and clustered accordingly. If the observed trajectory differs from all normal routes more than a predefined threshold, it is marked as abnormal and the alarm is raised. The system was developed and tested on Texas Instruments OMAP platform. Testing was done on four different locations, two locations in the city and two locations on the open road.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8301, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXIX: Algorithms and Techniques, 83010E (23 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909461
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M. Macesic, Tehnomobil-Protech Ltd. (Serbia)
V. Jelaca, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
J. O. Niño-Castaneda, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
N. Prodanovic, Univ. of Novi Sad (Serbia)
M. Panic, Univ. of Novi Sad (Serbia)
A. Pizurica, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
V. Crnojevic, Univ. of Novi Sad (Serbia)
W. Philips, Univ. Gent (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8301:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXIX: Algorithms and Techniques
Juha Röning; David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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