Cyber-physical system based on image recognition to improve traffic flow: A case study

Vladimir Sanchez Padilla, Ronald A. Ponguillo, Arnaldo A. Abad, Lissette E. Salas


Vehicular traffic in metropolitan areas turns congested along either paths or periods. As a case study, we have considered a mass transport system with a bus fleet that rides over exclusive lanes across streets and avenues in an urban area that does not allow
the circulation of lightweight vehicles, cargo, and motorcycles. This traffic flow becomes congested due to the absence of restriction policies based on criteria. Moreover, the exclusive lanes are at ground level, decreasing lanes for other vehicles. The main objective of this proposal consists of controlling the access to the exclusive lanes by a cyber-physical system following authorization conditions, verifying the permission status of a vehicle by the accurate recognition of license plates to reduce traffic congestion. Therefore, in the case of invading an exclusive lane without permission, the vehicle owner gets a notification of the fine with the respective evidence.


Image capture; Object recognition; Pattern matching; Raspberry Pi UV camera; Vehicle detection

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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