Sergio Alvarez

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This paper describes an improved stereovision system for the anticipated detection of car-to-pedestrian accidents. An improvement of the previous versions of the pedestrian-detection system is achieved by compensation of the camera's pitch angle, since it results in higher accuracy in the location of the ground plane and more accurate depth measurements.(More)
Over the past few years, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASs) have become a key element in the research and development of intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) and particularly of intelligent vehicles. Many of these systems require accurate global localization information, which has been traditionally performed by the Global Positioning System(More)
This paper describes a real-time vision-based system that detects vehicles approaching from the rear in order to anticipate possible rear-end collisions. A camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle provides images which are analysed by means of computer vision techniques. The detection of candidates is carried out using the top-hat transform in combination(More)
This paper describes a vision-based system for blind spot detection in intelligent vehicle applications. A camera is mounted in the lateral mirror of a car with the intention of visually detecting cars that can not be perceived by the vehicle driver since they are located in the so-called blind spot. The detection of cars in the blind spot is carried out(More)
SUMMARY This paper describes a vehicle detection system based on support vector machine (SVM) and monocular vision. The final goal is to provide vehicle-to-vehicle time gap for automatic cruise control (ACC) applications in the framework of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The challenge is to use a single camera as input, in order to achieve a low(More)
This paper describes a target detection system on transport infrastructures, based on monocular vision. The goal is to detect and track vehicles and pedestrians, dealing with objects variability, different illumination conditions, shadows, occlusions and rotations. A background subtraction method, based on GMM and shadow detection algorithms are proposed to(More)
We report the draft genome sequence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi strain STH2370, isolated from a typhoid fever patient in Santiago, Chile. This clinical isolate has been used as the reference wild-type strain in numerous studies conducted in our laboratories during the last 15 years.
Backing-out maneuvers in perpendicular or angle parking lots are one of the most dangerous maneuvers, specially in cases where side parked cars block the driver view of the potential traffic flow. In this paper a new vision-based Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is proposed to automatically warn the driver in such scenarios. A monocular gray-scale(More)
Shigella flexneri is endemic in most underdeveloped countries, causing diarrheal disease and dysentery among young children. In order to reach its target site, the colon, Shigella must overcome the acid environment of the stomach. Shigella is able to persist in this stressful environment and, because of this ability it can initiate infection following the(More)