Vehicles are one of the main detection targets of the traffic and security video surveillance system. In this paper,we propose an automatic vehicle color identification method for vehicle classification. The main idea of the proposed scheme is to divide a vehicle into a hierarchical coarse-to-fine structure to extract its wheels, windows, main body, and other auto parts. In the proposed method, the main body alone is used by a support vector machine (SVM) for classification. Experimental results show that the proposed scheme is efficient and effective and the proposed vehicle color identification is suitable for real-time surveillance applications.
International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers