Pretty cool (albeit scary) tech
Pretty cool (albeit scary) tech
Tracking multiple objects I can see, but reading those plates from such a distance and via an incredibly shitty camera? Not happening. Furthermore, how, exactly, is it tracking two vehicles BEHIND the truck at 1:09?
Unless this is a very complex setup with multiple cameras, radars, etc., I call bullshit.
And why is the camera bouncing around the whole time? I'll tell you why - because it's shitty webcam (of which there are many in Russia, and this video appears to be from there) being moved around by wind, and somebody slapped this bullshit on top of a video. Neeeext!
Last edited by kerunt; 11-01-2011 at 11:39 AM.
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rfid transmitters in cars? i hate seeing the big brother garbage!
I agree that with the camera depicted, there is very limited chance that this can work.
I believe the video is from a higher rez base and reduced and compressed
Because the program seems to behave like a computer program. And, it's entirely possible do this, it's just very very sophisticated.
1.) Juttering of overlay boxes when plate and vehicle enter screen. This is due to the vehicle's left and right dimensions not completely known until the full vehicle is fully on the screen and recognized by 'image group' algorithms. Also the juttering is consistent across the whole vid.
2.) Plates that disappear behind cars. This is a feature of the "image group" recognition algorithm. So long as a percentage of the original image (the original image would be the whole car) is still visible, there is a high likelyhood that the algorithm can match the remaining image and tag the overlay box to it.
3.) Overlay Boxes when the whole vehicle disappears. When the velocity is slow enough, the overlay box stops in place and has a time out. When the whole vehicle is moving and disappears, the overlay box is using previously known vectors and moving the box in that direction until a fix is known. This particular prediction can be see at 0:38 when the black SUV in the center lane merges to the right and behind large van. The box disappears once, and then reappears when the algorithm is reasonably certain the SUV is still behind the truck. When the truck and SUV accelerate, the algorithm no long is certain of the position of the SUV and you can see it is trying to do it's best by chasing the actual SUV with the overlay box.
Usually, genuine stuff is imperfect. It's usually a matter of looking for the presence of imperfections and determining if those imperfections are in line with what technology is capable of today. A video amateur would not have knowledge of how imperfections play out in a computer system.
Last edited by CanaganD; 11-01-2011 at 03:06 PM.
Time for james bond style front license plates .. flip and I'm not there anymore ..
Tracking multiple incomings has been around a very long time (20-30 years?). I wouldn't be surprised at all that it's now filtered down to simple enforcement applications at a reasonable price!
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As long as they're only monitoring vehicles with plates on the front...
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