Deep learning and AI in traffic analytics: not hype but reality

A new approach opens possibilities for challenging environments

The enormous amount of video data needs to be transformed into searchable data for traffic management, safety and urban mobility applications.

Traditional video analytics have tended to perform poorly in traffic safety applications because of bad weather conditions, poor illumination, fast lighting change, poor video quality and complex objects dynamics. However, in recent years, a branch of artificial… intelligence (AI) called deep learning has dramatically improved video analytics performance, making them both effective and robust in complex scenarios.