Detection and Classification of Vehicles by Measurement of Road-Pavement Vibration and by Means of Supervised Machine Learning

Road vehicle detection and, to a lesser extent, classification have received considerable attention, in particular for the purpose of traffic monitoring by transportation authorities. A multitude of sensors and systems have been developed to assist people in traffic monitoring. Camera-based systems have enjoyed wide adoption over the last decade, partially substituting for more traditional techniques. Methods based on road-pavement vibration are not as common as camera-based systems. However, vibration sensors may be of interest when sensors must be out of sight and insensitive to environmental conditions, such as fog. The authors present and discuss their work on detection and classification of vehicles by measurement of road-pavement vibration and by means of supervised machine learning. They describe the entire processing chain from sensor data acquisition to vehicle classification and discuss their results for the task of vehicle detection and the task of vehicle classification separately. Using data for a single vibration sensor, the authors' results show a performance ranging between 94% and near 100% for the detection task (1340 samples) and between 43% and 86% for the classification task (experiment specific, between 454 and 1243 samples).


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  • Accession Number: 01596886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2016 3:00PM