Automated vehicle occupancy monitoring

Birch, Philip M, Young, Rupert C D, Claret-Tournier, Frederic and Chatwin, Chris R (2004) Automated vehicle occupancy monitoring. Optical Engineering, 43 (8). pp. 1828-1832. ISSN 0091-3286

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There are an increasing number of high-occupancy-vehicle lanes throughout the world. In these lanes each vehicle is required to have two or more occupants. These laws are currently manually enforced. This paper presents a new system for automating the enforcement process, using color image segmentation techniques to find the windshield area, and face detection to count the number of occupants within a vehicle.

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Additional Information: This paper demonstrates the world's first attempt at automatically counting people within a vehicle as an automatic method for policing high occupancy lanes. It used a segmentation technique to locate the windscreen of vehicles and a neural network to locate the people within the segmented image that I developed. This work was part of a DTI Link (GR/R18611/01) on which I was the researcher. The project was with Leeds Council, Golden River Traffic, LOE, and Photonic Consultancy. This project later developed into the company Vehicle Occupancy Ltd.
Keywords: Facial recognition systems ; Neural networks ; Cameras ; Networks ; Algorithms ; Glasses ; Image segmentation
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: Q Science
T Technology
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Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2017 22:15

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