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A New Approach for Vehicle Detection in Congested Traffic Scenes Based on Strong Shadow Segmentation

  • Ehsan Adeli Mosabbeb
  • Maryam Sadeghi
  • Mahmoud Fathy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4842)

Abstract

Intelligent traffic surveillance systems are assuming an increasingly important role in highway monitoring and city road management systems. Recently a novel feature was proposed to improve the accuracy of object localization and occlusion handling. It was constructed on the basis of the strong shadow under the vehicle in real-world traffic scene. In this paper, we use some statistical parameters of each frame to detect and segment these shadows. To demonstrate robustness and accuracy of our proposed approach, impressive results of our method in real traffic images including high congestion, noise, clutter, snow, and rain containing cast shadows, bad illumination conditions and occlusions, taken from both outdoor highways and city roads are presented.

Keywords

Vehicle Detection Cast Shadow Shadow Detection Occlusion Handling Shadow Removal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ehsan Adeli Mosabbeb
    • 1
  • Maryam Sadeghi
    • 2
  • Mahmoud Fathy
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Eng. Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, TehranIran
  2. 2.Computer Science Department, Simon Fraser University, VancouverCanada

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