Inter-vehicle communication, license plate verification, and distance estimation for the construction of driving surroundings

Ching-Chun Huang, Hoang Tran Vu, Tsann Tay Tang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In this paper, we proposed a crowd-sensing idea to construct the driving environment so that the driver could have better understanding of his/her surroundings on the roadway. We assume that intelligent vehicles will embed a sensing system, which is composed of three basic modules including inter-vehicle communication, vehicle license plate verification, and distance estimation. Through the help of inter-vehicle communication, a vehicle can receive a set of IDs from its nearby vehicles. Those received IDs, with the license plate numbers of the nearby vehicles, could further improve the license plate verification function in an uncontrolled environment. Moreover, we proposed a regression method, which models the relationship between the image coordinate and the geometric distance, to estimate the front vehicle distance. Finally, by fusing the vehicle verification and distance information from nearby vehicles, the system would provide a global view to tell the driver the information of those vehicles around him and their distances. Comparing with the existing advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), this system would support a wider view of the driving environment, and provide a more comfortable and safer driving experience. To fulfill the sensing system, a license plate verification method with the help from inter-vehicle communication and a regression method for distance estimation are detailed in this paper. Based on the results, our system could verify the license plate with a high accuracy rate and provide robust distance estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages661-666
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479967292
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2014 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 Nov 20147 Nov 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2014 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2014
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period3/11/147/11/14

Keywords

  • ADAS
  • Crowd Sensing
  • Inter-Vehicle Communication
  • Vehicle Verification
  • Video Analysis

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Inter-vehicle communication, license plate verification, and distance estimation for the construction of driving surroundings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this