Road Traffic Congestion in the Developing World

Road Traffic Congestion in the Developing World, Jain, V., Sharma, A., & Subramanian, L. (2012, March). In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computing for Development, (p. 11). ACM.

Road traffic jams continue to remain a major problem in most cities around the world, especially in developing regions resulting in massive delays, increased fuel wastage and monetary losses…In this paper, we first present a simple automated image processing mechanism for detecting the congestion levels in road traffic by processing CCTV camera feeds…we show that our local de-congestion protocol can enhance road capacity and prevent congestion collapse in localized settings.

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