JOANNEUM RESEARCH is a professional innovation and technology provider with a long track record in cuttingedge research at an international level. DIGITAL - Institute for Information and Communication Technologies - is a leading international research partner and centre of expertise in the area of information and communication technology developing innovative solutions to product level in cooperation with industrial partners. Our main applications for the traffic & transport sector help to increase safety on our road networks.
Information and communication technologies are the driving force behind our economic and social development. They constitute the technological basis and provide key components for transport and mobility, healthcare, safety and security, education and learning as well as citizen participation in public administration and politics. We use web and internet technologies, image, video and acoustic signal processing along with remote sensing, communication and navigation technologies to develop application-oriented hardware and software solutions using scientifically sound methods. Our research skills are complemented by long-standing expertise in prototype development, project management and consulting. The traffic & transport sector is one of the institute’s main application areas. Sophisticated methods in the analysis of data from various sensors like video, sound, images - both ground based and airborne - are used to form applications which increase safety and allow for better planning and management of traffic not only on the major road networks but also in urban areas. More technologies developed by our experts allow for efficient and secure management of traffic data. Advanced visualization techniques and mobile applications guarantee optimal decision support, improve the participation of citizens in traffic planning projects or even assist people with the purpose of barrier-free usage of public transportation.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL Englisch (590.5 KiB)
The Institute DIGITAL is a leading international research partner and centre of expertise in the area of information and communication technology.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL (590.42 KiB)
Das Institut DIGITAL gehört zu den international führenden Forschungspartnern und Kompetenzträgern im Bereich der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie.
The solution for low cost rapid airborne mapping and geo processing with precise direct georeferencing, mounted on any* Cessna’s wing strut in 20 minutes – all hardware in one shell.
Geisterfahrer-Monitoring (239.44 KiB)
Von 1987 bis 2005 ereigneten sich in Österreich 229 Geisterfahrerunfälle mit Personenschaden, dabei wurden 97 Verkehrsteilnehmer getötet und 221 schwer verletzt. Eine flächendeckende und frühzeitige Geisterfahrerdetektion mittels Computer soll dazu beitragen, die Anzahl dieser Unfälle zu reduzieren.
The acoustic tunnel monitoring system uses a new approach aimed at increasing tunnel safety. Microphones installed in the tunnel can detect any acoustic anomalies both in the tunnel, such as a vehicle crashing against the tunnel wall, two vehicles colliding, load spills, tyre bursts etc., as well as in individual vehicles. Special detection algorithms make it possible to automatically identify these sounds and assign them to specific alarm classes. The great advantage of using acoustic methods in event detection is that the specific sounds associated with an incident are generated exactly at the time of occurrence and can thus be immediately (after approx. 0.25 sec) detected and reported by the AKUT system.
With viasense – Car Park Monitoring the parking area is observed by one or several video cameras. The image data is processed by the software system which automatically detects arrival time and length of stay of cars. If a car is detected which exceeds the allowed parking time or which parks on a forbidden area, an alarm is displayed and automatically an email message is generated.
The app developed in the project ways2gether allows interested parties to augment their surroundings with 3D models of planned urban development. Three-dimensional models are put over the camera view of a current location aware mobile device. This provides a more immersive way of sharing concepts and related information than by using methods like print-outs. As this is possible while the proposed changes are still in the early conceptual phases, this form of information enables a higher impact of participation.
The MARIA mobile navigation service intelligently assists with the purpose of barrier-free urban public transportation. Relevant social communities such as elderly people, illiterates and immigrants have been thoroughly involved in the technical design evolution. The service exploits multisensory context awareness for continuous pre-, on- and post trip assistance. For barrier free situation awareness, MARIA includes an AR viewer for situated orientation, activity recognition and location awareness for assistance at bus stations and within vehicles. Furthermore, an innovative text lens with language translation functionality supports international situation awareness for security and marketing objectives.
viasense – Motorway Parking is a video based system for automatically logging the utilisation of parking areas. It can especially be used to monitor the utilisation of motorway rest areas and can provide sensor data for a parking guidance system. The system distinguishes through its high robustness to different weather conditions, truck lights and swinging cameras and through the low installation overhead.
The intensity of traffic is one of the most important parameters to assess the traffic situation. Our Traffic Intensity Estimation indicates in real time the current intensity of traffic based on images captured from a fixed traffic camera. Analysis could be done individually for each carriageway. The algorithm is geared to also work perfect even with low (below one frame per second) as well as changing frame rates and exhibits very low computational complexity. Therefore it is possible to analyze at least 20 camera streams with 4CIF resolution on a state of the art workstation (3 GHz Quadcore, 4GB RAM). Because of automatic adaption on different lighting and weather conditions 24x365 operation is possible.
In today’s camera-based surveillance solutions video streams are both recorded for later inspection and displayed on-screen for human operators. This requires the attention of operators for unusual events and urgent response. To complicate matters, human operators have limited attention spans as well as cognitive limits on how many different video streams can be observed simultaneously. Consequently, unusual scenes might not be noticed. Searching for unusual events in large-scale video databases is a tedious, time consuming task for humans. Therefore the bigger part of the information hidden in these videos stays unused unless systems are able to automatically process them. The Unusual Scene Detector is an automatic notification system for unusual appearances. In this context, something is unusual if a similar appearance has not been or has rarely been observed in the past on the same location.