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Intelligent Transportation Systems

Past Projects

BRIDGE STRIKE June 2013 – December 2013

London Underground, London, UK & Centre for Smart Infrastructure & Construction (CUED) Grant #59570, PI: Ioannis Brilakis, £25,200

This project aims to provide early, reliable warning and notification of bridge strikes using digital video and accelerometers. The system will use digital video and advanced computer vision algorithms to attempt to determine the height of approaching vehicles using a single camera. The accelerometers will be used to determine whether or not over-height approaching vehicles actually hit the bridge, and could provide an indication of a bridge strike to London Underground. If the system could be shown to reliably generate a warning in advance of an impending bridge strike there is the potential to save bridge owners and haulage companies (or their insurers) large sums of money by preventing bridge strikes from occurring in the first place. The project is funded by Transport for London (TfL) and Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC). Leading researcher: Bella Nguyen.