DataFromSky AI platform can recognize up to 10 categories in your video. The categories are: car, van, light truck, heavy vehicle, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, tuk-tuk, and undefined object. are classified based on visual comparison with our wide datasets that can follow the US FHWA Scheme, Standard UK Vehicle Classification Scheme, or European Scheme of vehicle classification. See the comparison of world-classifications with DataFromSky categories at the end of this article!

Please note there is a slight difference in categorization between TrafficSurvey LIGHT and AERIAL. The difference is that AERIAL only recognizes the difference between the Medium vehicle (Van+Light vehicle) and Heavy vehicle categories for cargo vehicles. However, the LIGHT TrafficSurvey can also differentiate these categories even further into Van, Light Truck and Medium Truck categories.

When needed you can also assign your own category in post-processing in the TrafficSurvey viewer for each object individually. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us using the live chat on the bottom right or send us an email here.


See the description and categorization of an object of each category below:

Pedestrians
Stationary and moving people or roller-skaters.

Bicycle
Any type of pedal cycles including the person, e-scooters might be detected as Bicycle as well.

Motorcycle
Any type of motorcycle vehicle, scooters, or tuk-tuk including the driver.

Car
Sedan, Hatchback, MPV, MUV, SUV, Coupe, Pick-up, or any similar-size vehicle with usually 5 or fewer seats including those that pull light trailers. This category includes cars with an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides as well.

Medium Vehicle
Medium size vehicle with luton body, such as cars for cargos, usually over 3,5t and less than 12t of weight. This category includes small, medium, large-size vans, large combi/crew vans, small motorhomes, smaller supply cars, or ambulances. 

Heavy Vehicle
Usually three and more axle truck, single-unit or multi-trailer, excavators. Agricultural or forestry tractor with their trailer is defined as a heavy vehicle as well.

Bus
Passengers-carrying large buses, school buses for more than 8 passengers. Tram might be identified as a bus as well.

Are you missing any category? Contact us! We can implement a new category for you!

How do categories fit classes according to different classification?
See mapping of DataFromSky Categories to international standards of vehicle classification, we have chosen three the most used: US FHWA Scheme, Standard UK Vehicle Classification Scheme, and European Scheme of vehicle classification.

US FHWA Scheme defines categories of Motorcycles that we do define as the category called "Motorcycle", Passenger Cars, Other Two-Axles, Four-Tire Single Unit Vehicles that are detected as a "Car" by DataFromSky system, Busses are labeled as a "Bus", and Two-Axle, Six-Tire, Single-Unit Trucks with Three-Axle Single-Unit Trucks are defined as a Medium Truck. Other larger vehicles are defined as a "Heavy Vehicle".

Standard UK Vehicle Classification Scheme defines Pedal Cycle, labeled as a "Bike" by DataFromSky Viewer, Cars and Light Goods Vehicle that is defined as a "Car", Public Service Vehicles defined as a "Bus", Ordinary Goods Vehicle 1 that is categorized as a "Medium Vehicle" and Ordinary Goods Vehicle 2 is categorized as a "Heavy Vehicle" by DataFromSky Viewer.

European Scheme divides vehicles into categories and sub-categories. Mapped DataFromSky Categories are the following: 

Have you already checked recommendations for resolution of the video and minimal size of objects defined separately for DataFromSky Light and DataFromSky Aerial that are necessary for accurate outputs? Or go through the list of data exports, you can get by processing the video through DataFromSky Viewer.

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