A series of recording happened around Venice in recent days. A big difference from our “traditional” quadcopter-based approach was the vehicle used for carrying the camera: a tethered blimp.
This pilot project involved TAU, TrafficLab and S8 Esseotto.
The blimp visited three crossroads around Venice, recording from height of 40-70 meters a total of 4.5 hours or 270 minutes of traffic footage for analysis. The weather was somewhat disfavourable, with strong gusts of wind. The results turned out excellent, though.
Analysis of the videos is underway.
The number of partners has increased in the recent days by four with TAU, Sky Eye Innovations, University of Palermo and Department of Mechanics, Energy, Management and Transportation Engineering at University of Genova.
TAU is a short for Trasporti e Ambiente Urbano s.r.l. The Milano-based company provides turn-key traffic analysis services, using its helium-filled balloons for recording video and DataFromSky as a subcontractor for processing and analysis.
Sky Eye Innovations
Sky Eye Innovations is a Swedish company based in Stockholm, focusing on production and renting of custom-built UAVs. They will offer video recording services and distribution of DataFromSky.
University of Palermo
University of Genova
Department of Mechanics, Energy, Management and Transportation Engineering at University of Genova becomes another of our academic partners.
DataFromSky has a number of features for vehicle and object classification. Take a look at the detailed list as well as the video – and watch in HD!
DataFromSky has been utilized for speed and acceleration measurement of straight road segment in India. There are some birds in the video, but apparently there are no problems with birds…
See it yourself!
A faculty-wide competition of student projects called Excel@FIT took place just last Thursday at Faculty of Informatics of Brno University of Technology. RCE Systems projects, including DataFromSky, steamrolled over all other entries, winning a total of 10 awards!
As you can guess, RCE Systems, the company behind DataFromSky, employs a number of students from this faculty. The combination of working on challenging and intellectually satisfying technological problems, being paid and having a great final project certainly attracts the best!
Adam Babinec — Automatic Vehicle Trajectory Extraction from Aerial Video Data