An apparatus for passively measuring vehicle speed includes at least one video camera or acquiring images of a roadway upon which at least one moving vehicle travels upon, each of the images comprising a plurality of pixels. A computer processes pixel data associated with the plurality of pixels, including using a adaptive background subtraction model to perform background subtraction on the pixel data to identify a plurality of foreground pixels, extracting a plurality of blobs from the foreground pixels, and rectifying the blobs to form a plurality of rectified blobs using a homography matrix. The homography matrix is obtained by comparing at least one known distance in the roadway with distances between the pixels. Using a planar homography transform, the moving vehicle is identified from the plurality of rectified blobs, wherein the respective ones of the plurality of rectified blobs include vehicle data associated with the moving vehicle.The speed of the moving vehicle is computed from the vehicle data.
US 8,238,610 B2
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Shah, Mubarak and Liyanage, Janaka, "Homography-Based Passive Vehicle Speed Measuring" (2012). UCF Patents. 245.