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Design of a Distributed Traffic Monitoring System and Algorithm Based on Web-Camera

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1 Author(s)
Hong Shi ; Sch. of Inf. & Technol., Jilin Normal Univ., Jilin

Traffic management in an urban area is highly facilitated by the knowledge of the traffic conditions in every street or highway involved in the vehicular mobility system. Aim of the paper is to propose a neuro-fuzzy approach able to compute the main parameters of a traffic system, i. e., car density, velocity and flow, by using the images collected by the web-cams located at the crossroads of the traffic network. The performances of this approach encourage its application when the traffic system is far from the saturation. A fuzzy model is also outlined to evaluate when it is suitable to use more accurate, even if more time consuming, algorithms for measuring traffic conditions near to saturation.

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Information Processing (ISIP), 2008 International Symposiums on

Date of Conference:

23-25 May 2008