Estimation of vehicle speed based on video analysis

  • 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 2 Traffic&Transport Solutions d.o.o., Novi Sad, Serbia


The use of video cameras for automatic traffic management, as well as video surveillance cameras, has made it possible to visually observe traffic accidents, i.e. the manner and movement of the parties involved in the accident at the moment and immediately before it occurred. On the basis of a video of a vehicle passing through a section that can be photogrammetrically rectified and transformed into an orthogonal view, with knowledge of the dimensions of characteristic formations that are usually rectangular in shape, such as pedestrian crossings, etc., and with knowledge of the frequency of the video recordings, it is possible, using appropriate software, to determine the speed of the object under study. In this paper, the reliability of the speeds determined by rectification using the AnalyzerPro software has been compared with the target speeds of the vehicle defined by the speed limiter, measured by a handheld radar and a GPS device installed in the vehicle.



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