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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-056
Date: October 2012


Layered Object Recognition System for Pedestrian Sensing


The developed system consists of the following components:

This photo shows a laptop computer docked inside an aluminum square casing suitcase for safe mobility.

Figure 7. Photo. In-vehicle camera sensor and a portable briefcase processing system.

This photo shows a metric ruler next to a National Television System Committee (NTSC) camera.

Figure 8. Photo. NTSC camera used in the developed pedestrian detection system.

This photo shows an 
Acadia I™ vision accelerator board used for real-time stereo depth estimation.

Figure 9. Photo. Acadia I™ vision accelerator board.

The research team used a modified Lincoln® Navigator and a Toyota® Highlander to test the developed real-time system. Both vehicles were modified to include an inverter that was used to supply power to the components listed above.


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