Detection of Parked Vehicles using Spatio-temporal Maps

Autores UPV
Revista IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems


This paper presents a video-based approach to detect the presence of parked vehicles in street lanes. Potential applications include the detection of illegally and double-parked vehicles in urban scenarios and incident detection on roads. The technique extracts information from low-level feature points (Harris corners) to create spatiotemporal maps that describe what is happening in the scene. The method neither relies on background subtraction nor performs any form of object tracking. The system has been evaluated using private and public data sets and has proven to be robust against common difficulties found in closed-circuit television video, such as varying illumination, camera vibration, the presence of momentary occlusion by other vehicles, and high noise levels. © 2011 IEEE.