There is an increase in traffic volumes and, as such, a requirement for maximisation of the road capacity. It is crucial that there is awareness of the traffic volumes in order to make the right choices regarding road development. Video registrations and related software to video analysis to measure traffic volumes are increasingly used, but there is limited documentation on the reliability of these. This paper compares manual registrations, treated as ground truth, the hardware independent software RUBA and an on-the-shelf product. While the RUBA software, in general, had a reasonable precision on the direction parallel to the camera direction (8% and 3% deviations, respectively); it was less precise regarding transversal-driving vehicles (23% deviation). The on-the-shelf hardware had a significantly higher deviation regarding the two parallel directions, (35% and 67% deviations, respectively) and a reasonable deviation regarding transversal-driving vehicles (11% deviation). It indicates that on-the-shelf hardware might need further calibration in general.
Original languageEnglish
JournalITS World Congress
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event25th ITS World Congress - Quality of Life - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 17 Sep 201821 Sep 2018


Conference25th ITS World Congress - Quality of Life
LocationBella Center
Internet address

Bibliographical note

Paper presented in SP7 - Data and information


  • Video detetion
  • Data quality
  • Traffic data
  • Transport data


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