Title

Applications of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in road safety, traffic and highway infrastructure management: Recent advances and challenges

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Publication Date

11-1-2020

Abstract

© 2020 For next-generation smart cities, small UAVs (also known as drones) are vital to incorporate in airspace for advancing the transportation systems. This paper presents a review of recent developments in relation to the application of UAVs in three major domains of transportation, namely; road safety, traffic monitoring and highway infrastructure management. Advances in computer vision algorithms to extract key features from UAV acquired videos and images are discussed along with the discussion on improvements made in traffic flow analysis methods, risk assessment and assistance in accident investigation and damage assessments for bridges and pavements. Additionally, barriers associated with the wide-scale deployment of UAVs technology are identified and countermeasures to overcome these barriers are discussed, along with their implications.

ISSN

0965-8564

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Volume

141

First Page

116

Last Page

129

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Applications, Highway infrastructure management, Road safety, Traffic monitoring, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Scopus ID

85091785152

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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