System and method for identification of traffic lane positions

CAFC
  • US 6,556,916 B2
  • Filed: 09/27/2001
  • Issued: 04/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a traffic monitoring system having a sensor, a method for defining traffic lanes, comprising the steps of:

  • a. for a selectable plurality of vehicles, i. detecting each of said selectable plurality of vehicles present within a field of view of said sensor;

    ii. estimating a position of said each of said selectable plurality of vehicles;

    iii. recording said position of said each of said selectable plurality of vehicles;

    b. generating a probability density function estimation from each of said position of said each of said selectable plurality of vehicles; and

    c. defining said traffic lanes within said traffic monitoring system from said probability density function estimation.

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