DETECTION OF PEDESTRIANS AT PUFFIN CROSSINGS USING COMPUTER VISION

This paper begins with an introduction to the problem of pedestrian detection at Puffin (Pedestrian User Friendly Intelligent) pedestrian crossings. It then describes the development of a new algorithm for pedestrian sensing which incorporates a model of observed pedestrian characteristics to improve detection performance. Finally the results from the analysis of video recordings from initial site trials covering a range of flow and environmental conditions are presented. The measurement of pedestrian demand is achieved using small low-cost sensors together with automatic computer analysis. It is suggested that the system could be used in a variety of transportation areas including the volumetric estimation of demand at bus stops and in metro systems. For the covering abstract see IRRD 880251.

Language

  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 120-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM