Image Processing Reference
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Traffic control by digital
imaging cameras
Rowa'a Jamal; Karmel Manaa; Maram Rabee'a; Loay Khalaf Electrical Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman,
Traffic is considered one of the fastest developing technologies in the world. It is noticeable that the num-
ber of vehicles around the world is significantly increasing. This led to the search for ways to develop the
traffic control technology.
The first cameras installed for traffic monitoring have been developed at the end of the twentieth century,
in 1960s. The growth of the traffic cameras was gradual from the early 1970s. However, the development
became steady over the last 30 years. This development leads to the growth of multipurpose traffic cam-
eras in several countries across the world.
The scope of our project has concentrated on producing a traffic control camera, which can be installed
at the crossroads, traffic lights.
The whole project was simulated using "MATLAB 7.7.0." It is a powerful tools used by designers of im-
age processing. Many researches describe principle, design, and testing procedures.
After some general introduction, traffic detectors principles will be provided. After all, all the design is-
sues and information will be used to construct a traffic light camera, able to detect red-light and speed
violations. Detailed calculation of the overall performance will be described.
Image processing
Traic camera
Plate's recognition
Traic control
1 Introduction
Road crashes are considered as one of the major causes of death and injury. Over the years,
there has been a noticeable steady increase in traffic violations and problems. This led the search
for ways to control traffic with the intentions of reducing collisions by enforcing traffic laws,
including traffic light violation, red-light violation, and speed violation. Over the last couple of
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