Automatic detection of traffic conditions based on analysing internet images: a data mining approach
by Chun-Hung Cheng, Paul Tze-Wa Fung, Jaideep Motwani, Shirley Yuen-Ting Wong
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM), Vol. 6, No. 3, 2010

Abstract: Cameras are installed on roadside to monitor traffic. In Hong Kong, still-images of traffic conditions are captured at a fixed time interval. These images are now posted on the internet. In this research, we develop an image-based traffic monitoring approach. This approach is an important component of automatic traffic-information provision system. We analyse histograms of image's grey values. It turns out that different traffic conditions have different image's histograms. A machine-learning method is used to identify common characteristics of histograms. A prediction of traffic conditions is made using these common characteristics. Experiments on two road segments seem to support its feasibility.

Online publication date: Wed, 03-Mar-2010

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