Revolutionizing traffic safety: emergency vehicle classification using CNN technology

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are taking center stage in innovative research in an ever-changing era. Discover how ITS is reshaping traffic monitoring with innovative solutions, especially in critical emergency vehicle classification. Unlock the potential of computer vision technologies, including convolutional neural networks (CNN), to revolutionize traffic safety. Explore how CNNs are transforming emergency vehicle classification, providing early warning, and enabling rapid response during crises.

Recent research by Kherraki and Ouazzani (2022) highlights the classification of emergency vehicles using output from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. Their findings provide deep insight into this vital topic, emphasizing the urgency in prioritizing emergency vehicles to save lives. They also uncovered the most effective CNN architecture for real-time emergency vehicle classification, by comparing eight models using the Analytics Vidhya Emergency Vehicle dataset. Their results confirmed DenseNet121 to be the optimal choice with outstanding classification results and the ability to reduce memory requirements for real-time applications.

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Nowadays, intelligent transportation system (ITS) has become one of the most popular subjects of scientific research. ITS provides innovative services to traffic monitoring. The classification of emergency vehicles in traffic surveillance cameras provides an early warning to ensure a rapid reaction in emergency events. Computer vision technology, including deep learning, has many advantages for traffic monitoring. For instance, convolutional neural network (CNN) has given very good results and optimal performance in computer vision tasks, such as the classification of vehicles according to their types, and brands. In this paper, we will classify emergency vehicles from the output of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera. Among the advantages of this research paper is providing detailed information on the emergency vehicle classification topic. Emergency vehicles have the highest priority on the road and finding the best emergency vehicle classification model in realtime will undoubtedly save lives. Thus, we have used eight CNN architectures and compared their performances on the Analytics Vidhya Emergency Vehicle dataset. The experiments show that the utilization of DenseNet121 gives excellent classification results which makes it the most suitable architecture for this research topic, besides, DenseNet121 does not require a high memory size which makes it appropriate for real-time applications.

Deep convolutional neural networks architecture for an efficient emergency vehicle classification in real-time traffic monitoring
Amine Kherraki, Rajae El Ouazzani

By: I. Busthomi