Vehicles Recognition Using Fuzzy Descriptors of Image Segments

  • Bartłomiej Płaczek
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 57)


In this paper a vision-based vehicles recognition method is presented. Proposed method uses fuzzy description of image segments for automatic recognition of vehicles recorded in image data. The description takes into account selected geometrical properties and shape coefficients determined for segments of reference image (vehicle model). The proposed method was implemented using reasoning system with fuzzy rules. A vehicles recognition algorithm was developed based on the fuzzy rules describing shape and arrangement of the image segments that correspond to visible parts of a vehicle. An extension of the algorithm with set of fuzzy rules defined for different reference images (and various vehicle shapes) enables vehicles classification in traffic scenes. The devised method is suitable for application in video sensors for road traffic control and surveillance systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartłomiej Płaczek
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  1. 1.Faculty of TransportSilesian University of TechnologyKatowicePoland

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