Estimation of pollutant emissions from road traffic by image processing techniques. A case study in a suburban area

Ferdinando Corriere, Giuseppe Parla, Marco Guerrieri, Dario Ticali, Marco Guerrieri, Dario Ticali

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Abstract

This paper suggests a methodology based on the image processing technique able to automatically calculate thevehicle traffic and its components (light vehicles, heavy vehicles and motorcycles). The method also allows to evaluateinstant vehicle speeds and, where necessary, to rebuild vehicle trajectories. Traffic data obtained through the proceduredescribed below (capacities and speeds) can be also usefully applied to estimate pollutant emissions from vehicle trafficper year; therefore, the suggested method employs the algorithms defined with CORINAIR procedures, implemented inCopert 4 software. In order to evaluate how effective is the methodology, an experiment has been carried out in a suburbanarea, more precisely in a motorway section approaching the International airport “Falcone e Borsellino” of Palermo inItaly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-676
Number of pages9
JournalJOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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