A computer vision-based software was developed to process and analyze the videos taken from traffic monitoring cameras in a city. The system performs the automatically detects and count vehicles of different sizes, categorizing them in three groups: big size (trucks and buses), medium size (cars and vans) and small size (bikes and motorcycles). Finally, it delivers a report with the measurement of traffic intensity by time periods. The system was created for the local government of the city of Santa Fe (Argentina) and the results of the prototype are being used to design a new exclusive lane for public transportation in a main avenue. Other uses of this technology include urban planning of road infrastructure, traffic engineering, flow management, incident detection, highway administration, etc.
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