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Use of automated video analysis for the evaluation of bicycle movement and interaction
Author(s): Heather Twaddle; Tobias Schendzielorz; Oliver Fakler; Sasan Amini
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Paper Abstract

With the purpose of developing valid models of microscopic bicycle behavior, a large quantity of video data is collected at three busy urban intersections in Munich, Germany. Due to the volume of data, the manual processing of this data is infeasible and an automated or semi-automated analysis method must be implemented. An open source software, “Traffic Intelligence”, is used and extended to analyze the collected video data with regard to research questions concerning the tactical behavior of bicyclists. In a first step, the feature detection parameters, the tracking parameters and the object grouping parameters are calibrated, making it possible to accurately track and group the objects at intersections used by large volumes of motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. The resulting parameters for the three intersections are presented. A methodology for the classification of road users as cars, bicycles or pedestrians is presented and evaluated. This is achieved by making hypotheses about which features belong to cars, or bicycles and pedestrians, and using grouping parameters specified for that road user group to cluster the features into objects. These objects are then classified based on their dynamic characteristics. A classification structure for the maneuvers of different road users is presented and future applications are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9026, Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications 2014, 90260U (5 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2042487
Show Author Affiliations
Heather Twaddle, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Tobias Schendzielorz, Heusch/Boesefeldt GmbH (Germany)
Oliver Fakler, TRANSVER GmbH (Germany)
Sasan Amini, Technische Univ. München (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9026:
Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications 2014
Robert P. Loce; Eli Saber; Ned Lecky, Editor(s)

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