i need a coding to detect the cars in an images

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My coding steps should started with screening such that which it should focus on roads, parking areas(known as asphalted zones).then, the cars should be detected in the images. currently I am doing my process using gaussian mixture model but it is used only in videos. so give me an idea to detect and count the number of cars in the images.
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harjeet singh
harjeet singh on 16 Jan 2016
images means a series of images of same spot? or different images? do upload a sample image too

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 16 Jan 2016
Search Vison Bibliography for parking https://www.google.com/search?hl=En&as_sitesearch=www.visionbib.com%2F&bthG=Google%2BSearch&q=parking&gws_rd=ssl you will find several papers that use computer vision to detect filled or vacant parking spots.

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Jan 2016
Edited: Walter Roberson on 29 Jun 2018
This is not possible as written. The distinction between cars and trucks is a legal distinction that is not the same in all countries. It is common, for example, for "mini-vans" aimed at parents to be trucks, but Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) that might be even larger are deliberately made at the outside margins of what are legally cars for the target countries.
Likewise the distinction between car and motorcycle with more than two wheels is a legal distinction, or might have to do with the details of the engine type that are not visible externally.
The above is a car, a three-wheeled vehicle with a 602cc engine, a Blackjack Avion.
The above is a three-wheeled motorcycle, a "Slingshot"
The distinction between cars and bicycles or tricycles is a much more technical distinction, but short of putting your eye down at ground level and looking on the underside with a good flashlight, it can be very difficult for an outside observer to distinguish between the high-speed human powered vehicles (HPVs) and "concept cars".
Record holding HPV. I think the above is a bicycle, but a lot of the racing HPV are tricycles and it could well be that there is an additional wheel I have not noticed.
Now consider the electric bicycle such as
These typically have the legal status of "motor vehicle" when being driven by their motor, but the legal status of "bicycle" when being driven manually.
There are some newer designs of bicycle which use flywheels and regenerative brakes, and are completely human powered, but because they can supply (stored, human generated) power even when the person is not pedaling, some places classify them as motor vehicles and some do not.
Then we get into the whole question of wheelchairs...
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Feb 2023
I also know of a province that now classifies bicycles with electric assist as bicycles or motor vehicle according to the top speed, not according to the technology. There is a particular device that is sold that has a potential top speed above the legal limit, and the province is willing to consider it as a bicycle if the owner can prove that a software patch has been installed that limits the top speed. The permitted top speed in that province is lower than the permitted speed in other jurisdictions. So whether a particular vehicle is a bicycle or not can depend on whether something invisible exists in it, or upon where the vehicle is being driven.

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Dima Lisin
Dima Lisin on 18 Jan 2016
You can try training your own car detector using the trainCascadeObjectDetector function. The problem is that a cascade detector is sensitive to rotation (both in-plane and out-of-plane). So, depending on what you are actually trying to do, you may need several detectors: side view, front view, rear view, etc.

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