Automatic contour initialization for image tracking of multi-lane vehicles and motorcycles

Jen Chao Tai, Kai-Tai Song

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Abstract

The paper presents a novel design for automatic contour initialization and its applications to vision-based traffic monitoring. Active contour models are constructed subsequently to locate and track various types of vehicles, including cars and motorcycles. We propose to use image measurement to predict the position and size of vehicles in a special designed detection window. The initialization mechanism facilitates contour tracking of different size vehicle simultaneously at a junction. Actual CCD images of an artery junction were employed to verify the proposed image tracking system. Traffic parameters such as vehicle speed and numbers of vehicles are obtained with satisfactory accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages808-813
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780381254
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Oct 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2003 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 12 Oct 200315 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Volume1

Conference

Conference2003 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2003
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/10/0315/10/03

Keywords

  • active contour model
  • detection window
  • image processing
  • image tracking
  • traffic monitoring

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