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Tracking vehicles from aerial footage




Tracking cars from aerial footage requires a number of steps described in the papers: Once even primitive tracking has been performed (for example extracting 3 frame tracklets), a model of the city can be found which describes how cars move. These are represented as velocity histograms at every point and can be easily visualised using the modal speed and direction. direction map speed map Interesting points:
  1. Cars usually approach a traffic constriction, brake hard, then accelerate to full speed for a short distance before braking hard at the end of the road.
  2. Many U-turns after it becomes apparent that left turns cannot be made.
  3. Several cars use the parking lot to avoid the traffic lights.
  4. Modal east-west traffic speed through the junction is slower than the nearby road, indicating possible hazards.

Updated September 20th 2012, 08:09