Design and development of an image processing based adaptive traffic control system with GSM interface

Umar Farooq, Hafiz Muhammad Atiq, Muhammad Usman Asad, Asim Iqbal, Zeeshan Azmat

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With the increasing number of vehicles on the road, it has become difficult to properly control the flow of traffic especially in large cities like Lahore. The proposed system uses a digital camera mounted on a stepper motor to sense the traffic on the road. The decision to open the lane is done after monitoring the traffic load. The heavily loaded side is turned on for a longer time. Thus the system is intelligent because it is not using the fixed time frame. The system is also integrated with GSM, thus the signals can also be controlled with the help of mobile in case of an emergency. MATLAB® programming environment has been used in simulating and developing the system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Second International Conference on Machine Vision
Subtitle of host publicationICMV 2009
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769539447
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Machine Vision (2nd : 2009) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 28 Dec 200930 Dec 2009


ConferenceInternational Conference on Machine Vision (2nd : 2009)
CityDubai, United Arab Emirates


  • Traffic congestion
  • digital camera, image processing
  • adaptive traffic control system
  • global system for mobile communication


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