Traffic Monitoring

  • US 20100231720A1
  • Filed: 09/03/2008
  • Published: 09/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2007
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of monitoring traffic on a road comprising the steps of:

  • capturing a plurality of images of the road using a camera mounted on a viewing point and associating a time of capture with each image,determining, from said captured plurality of images, the positions of the portions of the road surface visible from said viewpoint corresponding to a front extremity and a rear extremity of the extent of a vehicle in said plurality of the captured images at two different times; and

    determining from said positions and the times of said different times at least one characteristic of said vehicle or its motion.

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