Method and apparatus for traffic incident detection

  • US 6,411,328 B1
  • Filed: 11/06/1997
  • Issued: 06/25/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/01/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for recognizing a vehicle in a roadway, the method comprising:

  • acquiring an infrared image;

    locating within the roadway image a thermal emission pair having an area of relatively low thermal emission adjacent to and above an area of relatively high thermal emission; and

    recognizing a vehicle as being indicated by said thermal emission pair.

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