Security cameras in taxicabs with three rows of seating

Taxicab security cameras are widely used to deter crimes against taxicab drivers in two-row-seating taxicabs. Some of these cameras have difficulty for use in three-row-seating taxicabs due to increased distance between the camera and the third-row seats. This project tested five sample taxicab security cameras with different image-sensor pixel counts to determine their utility for three-row-seating taxicabs. The cameras videotaped a normalized camera resolution test chart mounted in the third-row seat of a simulated three-row-seating taxicab in both daylight and dark (with infrared radiation) conditions. The resolution of each camera was measured and compared with the resolution threshold for customer facial identification. A dome-mounted camera with a standard-definition image-sensor is suggested as an effective camera in sustaining high camera resolution with small data file size for facial identification in the third-row seats. The image-sensors with at least 1280 × 720 pixels are suggested for windshield-mounted cameras in three-row-seating taxicabs for facial identification.

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    • This work was authored as part of the Contributor's official duties as an Employee of the United States Government and is therefore a work of the United States Government. In accordance with 17 U.S.C. 105, no copyright protection is available for such works under U.S. Law.. Abstract reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • Zeng, Shengke
  • Publication Date: 2022


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  • Accession Number: 01854228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2022 4:38PM