A novel system for detection and tracking of vehicles from a single car-mounted camera is presented. The core of the system are high-performance vision algorithms: the WaldBoost detector  and the TLD tracker  that are scheduled so that a real-time performance is achieved. The vehicle monitoring system is evaluated on a new dataset collected on Italian motorways which is provided with approximate ground truth (GT0) obtained from laser scans. For a wide range of distances, the recall and precision of detection for cars are excellent. Statistics for trucks are also reported. The dataset with the ground truth is made public.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.