We undertook a study to determine if the automatic detection and counting of vehicle passengers is feasible. An automated passenger counting system would greatly facilitate the operation of freeway lanes reserved for car-pools (HOV lanes). In the present paper we report our findings regarding the appropriate sensor phenomenology and arrangement for the task. We propose a novel system based on fusion of near-infrared imaging signals and we demonstrate its adequacy with theoretical and experimental arguments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum|
|Subtitle of host publication||Methods and Applications, CVBVS 1999|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Electronic)||0769500501, 9780769500508|
|State||Published - 1999|
|Event||1st IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum: Methods and Applications, CVBVS 1999 - Fort Collins, United States|
Duration: Jun 21 1999 → Jun 22 1999
|Name||Proceedings - IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum: Methods and Applications, CVBVS 1999|
|Other||1st IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum: Methods and Applications, CVBVS 1999|
|Period||6/21/99 → 6/22/99|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We would like to extend our deep appreciation to Kevin Schwartz, the MnDOT HOVL program manager for his generous help and support. Many thanks to Ben Worel and Jack Herndon for accommodating our needs in the Mn-ROAD facility. We would also like to thank Joe Keller for his help during the road tests. Finally, we would like to thank Scott Nelson for a valuable discussion regarding some technical issues in this project. This work was supported by the Minnesota Department of Transportation under contract #F 10041. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the funding agency.
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