You are here

Pedestrian Detection, Counting and Tracking Systems for Travel Surveys, Traffic Safety Systems, and Traffic Control Systems (091-FH4)

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-09-0030
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2009
End Date: 
Friday, August 20, 2010
FHWA Program: 
Small Business Innovation Research
FHWA Activity: 
Pedestrian / Bicycle
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms: 
Pedestrian Safety; Operations; Research; Stereoscopic Models; Traffic Control; Laser Radar; Pedestrians
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations, Safety
TRB Subject Area: 
Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Research

Contact Information

First Name: 
Peter
Last Name: 
Huang
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3484
Email Address: 
Team: 
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office:
Office of Operations Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDO-10

Project Details

Project Description: 

Phase I would develop and demonstrate prototype software and hardware that would embody a simplified version of the system. Phase II would enhance the system algorithms and sensor as a real-time traffic survey collection device. Phase II would also address issues related to making the system at least minimally functional during rain and snow events. Researchers would conduct laboratory and field tests of improved hardware and algorithms and conduct field operational tests through summer 2010. A Go-No Go decision was made on phase II to proceed with recommendation for award.

Goals

To determine whether it is possible to count and track pedestrians using a combination of stereo imaging and light detection and ranging (LIDAR).

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations: 
Project Findings: 

It was determined that it is theoretically feasible to count and track pedestrians using a combination of stereo imaging and light detection and ranging (LIDAR).

Deliverables