Detection of bus routes number in bus panel via learning approach

Chun Ming Tsai, Zong Mu Yeh

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Detection of bus route number is a very important issue for assisting visually impaired people to take the bus. This paper proposes an intelligent approach to detect bus route numbers to help visually impaired people to "see" the bus route number of a moving bus. Current e-bus stations in Taipei, Taiwan, are not very robust in bad weather. For visually impaired people, it is very difficult know which bus route number is approaching the bus station. Some past research used RFID, GIS, sound, and image-based methods to help visually impaired people to "see" bus route number. However, the development of bus route number reading devices for visually impaired people in real time is still at an early stage. In this paper, we propose an efficient and effective learning-based method to detect the bus route number in displayed on the bus façade panel of the moving bus. Experimental results show that the proposed method can reduce time complexity and achieve high bus route number detection rates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Information and Database Systems - 6th Asian Conference, ACIIDS 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783319054575
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems, ACIIDS 2014 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2014 Apr 72014 Apr 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8398 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems, ACIIDS 2014


  • Bus route number detection
  • Cascaded rule-based localization
  • Learning approach
  • Moving bus
  • visually impaired people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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