Improving Multi-Target Multi-Camera Tracking by Track Refinement and Completion
Multi-camera tracking of vehicles on a city-wide level is a core component of modern traffic monitoring systems. For this task, single-camera tracking failures are the most common causes of errors concerning automatic multi-target multi-camera tracking systems. To address these problems, we propose several modules that aim at improving single-camera tracklets, e.g., appearance-based tracklet splitting, single-camera clustering, and track completion. After these track refinement steps, hierarchical clustering is used to associate the enhanced single-camera tracklets. During this stage, we leverage vehicle re-identification features as well as prior knowledge about the scene's topology. Last, the proposed track completion strategy is adopted for the cross-camera association task to obtain the final multi-camera tracks. Our method proves itself competitive: With it, we achieved 4th place in track 1 of the 2022 AI City Challenge.