GVMC: Instant vehicle monitoring
Thousands of identical or similar vehicles are moving in the same logistics park. How can we distinguish in a short time the one we need information on? And this is in the context of high vehicle turnover: during 2018 and 2019, more than 10 million units were stored or transported in Europe’s ten largest vehicle logistics ports. Some of these centers could have between 750,000 and one million at any time. In addition, some centers want to increase the facilities by building between 10,000 and 15,000 square meters more.
The GEO-VISUAL-MULTI-CAMERA (GVMC) project seeks to position logistics vehicles using cameras in ports where thousands of similar cars move around. The multi-camera system developed for this purpose will precisely arrange each car’s location in real-time.
The consortium consists of Plain Concepts in an artificial intelligence technology leadership role and IberAmbar, a Portuguese logistics and communications hardware infrastructure business expert.
- Full project title: GEO-VISUAL MULTI-CAMERA
- Project file code: GA 864266
- Project start and end date: 12/01/2021 – 11/30/2021
- Budget: 109,500.65 euros
- Project funding agencies: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and DigiFed
By adding Computer Vision, AI, Deep Learning, and geopositioning to surveillance systems and collecting and analyzing relevant data, customized search, and alert criteria can be created to locate vehicles instantly.
To train the technology, a data set consisting of 85 minutes of 1080-pixel, 60-frame-per-second videos were used. These videos were recorded by eight synchronized static and outdoor cameras.
This camera system can be added to the existing camera system in each port and could be adapted to other types of objects, such as cargo containers.