Advancing Smart, Connected Communities
Abdallah Khreishah, Jo Young Lee, Chengjun Liu and Nirwan Ansari are collaborating on an effort to improve the video-based traffic monitoring systems widely used today. The researchers have devised a novel, next-generation approach that incorporates wireless sensor networks, hierarchical edge-computing and advanced computer vision technology. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the work has a wide spectrum of potential applications, including wrong-way driving alerts, congestion detection under bad weather conditions, accident scene management support, suspect vehicle tracking, wildfire detection and alerts, and emergency evacuation. In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, multiple pilot tests of the system will be implemented on selected highway corridors.