USE OF ELECTRONIC AND OPTICAL DATA ACQUISITION TECHNIQUES IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
The current state-of-practice employing video and machine vision technologies to acquire and analyze license plate images is evaluated. Both fixed installations, such as at toll booths, and mobile setups along expressways and surface arterials are considered. Examples are presented of various applications, including: cordon-line origin-destination surveys; link-by-link travel time distributions; micro-scale origin-destination patterns; movements within complex interchages, and; designing and monitoring use of high occupancy vehicle lanes. Field procedures, resource requirements and the statistical validity of the results of various applications are discussed.
- Title on document: Acquiring Travel Time and Network Level Origin-Destination Data by Machine Vision Analysis of Video License Plate Images.
University of Massachusetts, AmherstTransportation Center, 130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA United States 01003
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 40-279
Cambridge, MA United States 01239
Department of TransportationUniversity Transportation Centers Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Shuldiner, P W
- Woodson, J B
- Publication Date: 1996-5
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Electronic equipment; License plates; Optical scanners; Origin and destination; Travel time
- Uncontrolled Terms: Video technology
- Old TRIS Terms: Electronic means
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00732036
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
- Contract Numbers: DTRS95-G-0001
- Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 25 1997 12:00AM