Geometry-aware traffic flow analysis by detection and tracking
In the second Nvidia AI City Challenge hosted in 2018, the traffic flow analysis challenge proposes an interest task that requires participants to predict the speed of vehicles on road from various traffic camera videos. We propose a simple yet effective method combing both learning based detection and geometric calibration based estimation. We use a learning based method to detect and track vehicles, and use a geometry based camera calibration method to calculate the speed of those vehicles. We achieve a perfect detection rate of target vehicles and a root mean square error (RMSE) of 6.6674 in predicting the vehicle speed, which rank us the third place in the competition.