Frame Feature Tracking for Speed Estimation

Y.M.P.C.Y. Bandara, U. A. A. Niroshika

Abstract—Frame feature tracking, relative pixel distance and direction measurements, and conversion of pixel distance to real world distance are the techniques which are used to estimate the speed of the vehicle. The balancing between the performance and the accuracy is the critical task in many existing speed detection techniques. In this paper, a novel speed estimation technique for vehicles is presented. The main goal of this research to increase the accuracy of the speed estimation while having an acceptable performance level. The proposed technique tracks the features of subsequent frames and estimates the speed using relative distance of the tracked features. Experimental results with several traffic situations revealed that new technique has the desired accuracy with a satisfactory level of performance.

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