Accuracy of video detection systems for traffic counting

Madhav V. Chitturi, Madhav V. Medina, Rahim F. Benekohal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Video Detection (VD) systems for intersection signal operation are becoming morepopular and some agencies are using the counting feature of the VD system for trafficvolume count. In this paper the accuracy of the VD systems for traffic counting isevaluated. Counts obtained from two VD systems are compared with the actual trafficcounts in cloudy day and night conditions. Multiple datasets are used for comparison. Forboth the systems, it was found that the VD system's error is lower under cloudyconditions. Under night conditions the counts are consistently higher because of the falsecalls caused by the headlights of the vehicles in the adjacent lanes. It is recommended touse a longer time interval for the counts to reduce the range of error that exists for shorttime period counts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInstitute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2007
Pages589-596
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventInstitute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2007 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 5 2007Aug 8 2007

Publication series

NameInstitute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2007
Volume1

Other

OtherInstitute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period8/5/078/8/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Accuracy of video detection systems for traffic counting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this