Edge-computing video analytics for real-time traffic monitoring in a smart city

Johan Barthélemy, Nicolas Verstaevel, Hugh Forehead, Pascal Perez

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    Abstract

    The increasing development of urban centers brings serious challenges for trafficmanagement. In this paper, we introduce a smart visual sensor, developed for a pilot project taking place in the Australian city of Liverpool (NSW). The project’s aim was to design and evaluate an edge-computing device using computer vision and deep neural networks to track in real-time multi-modal transportation while ensuring citizens’ privacy. The performance of the sensor was evaluated on a town center dataset. We also introduce the interoperable Agnosticity framework designed to collect, store and access data from multiple sensors, with results from two real-world experiments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2048
    Number of pages23
    JournalSensors
    Volume19
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

    Keywords

    • CCTV
    • Edge-computing
    • IoT
    • Smart city
    • Traffic monitoring
    • Video analytic

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