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#272 Automated Video-based Traffic Count Analysis


Principal Investigator
C.J. Taylor
Status
Completed
Start Date
Jan. 1, 2014
End Date
Dec. 31, 2014
Research Type
Applied
Grant Type
Research
Grant Program
MAP-21 TSET National (2013 - 2018)
Grant Cycle
TSET - University of Pennsylvania
Visibility
Public

Abstract

The project goal is to develop freely available software to automate the tedious task of analyzing video data to produce traffic counts. Traffic count is collected by transportation planners and used in the design, deployment and maintenance of safe roadways. Good data are critical to good decision-making. Existing commercial systems like Miovision offer solutions but are expensive and somewhat cumbersome. Using a virtual equivalent of a network of pneumatic tubes, we will analyze the data to determine vehicle traffic patterns. We define a set of lines in the image as shown and then detect when these lines have been ‘crossed’. By analyzing the relative timing of event sets, we discern when and where vehicles enter and leave the intersection.    
Description
The project goal is to develop freely available software to automate the tedious task of analyzing video data to produce traffic counts. Traffic count is collected by transportation planners and used in the design, deployment and maintenance of safe roadways. Good data are critical to good decision-making. Existing commercial systems like Miovision offer solutions but are expensive and somewhat cumbersome. Using a virtual equivalent of a network of pneumatic tubes, we will analyze the data to determine vehicle traffic patterns. We define a set of lines in the image as shown and then detect when these lines have been ‘crossed’. By analyzing the relative timing of event sets, we discern when and where vehicles enter and leave the intersection.    
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Individuals Involved

Email Name Affiliation Role Position
cjtaylor@cis.upenn.edu Taylor, C.J. University of Pennsylvania PI Other

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Amount of UTC Funds Awarded
$0.00
Total Project Budget (from all funding sources)
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