Real-Time Traffic Monitoring and Status Detection with a Multi-vehicle Tracking System

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Abstract

With live street videos posted online, the Macao Government provides means to the general public to assess the latest road traffic conditions. After reviewing over these videos, a person may decide to change the travel route from the one he or she initially plans to take. To let road users make decisions better and faster, it would be desirable to design an automated software, being a component of an Intelligent Transport System, which offers proper suggestions to the users instantly upon analyzing all available live videos. In this paper, we propose to create a real-time road traffic condition estimation system. Its design is based on a combination of deep learning algorithms: the YOLOv5, DeepSORT, and the Non-Maximum Suppression algorithms. Putting together the YOLOv5 with our proposed two-stage NMS strategy, the improvement on the efficiency of object detection on live videos is noticeable. Our two-stage strategy removes the requirement to manually tune the NMS parameters continuously. With DeepSORT, we are able to track moving vehicles, and create motion trajectories, which we can use filtering strategy to assess the latest road traffic conditions. Since different lanes on a road may have different traffic situations, we separate the lanes based on angles and propose to use a lane status score independently for each lane. Through the experimental results, our system design could estimate the traffic status in real-time without requiring any manual parametric adjustments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Transport Systems - 5th EAI International Conference, INTSYS 2021, Proceedings
EditorsAna Lúcia Martins, Joao C Ferreira, Alexander Kocian
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages13-25
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030976026
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event5th EAI International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems, INTSYS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 24 Nov 202126 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume426 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X

Conference

Conference5th EAI International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems, INTSYS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period24/11/2126/11/21

Keywords

  • Deep learning algorithms
  • Multi-vehicle tracking
  • Road traffic status
  • Traffic transport systems

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