Robust Rear Light Status Recognition Using Symmetrical SURFs

Li Chih Chen, Jun-Wei Hsieh, Shyi Chy Cheng, Zi Ran Yang

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new framework to detect vehicle indicator lights and recognize their statuses using symmetrical SRUFs. To detect indicator lights from a vehicle, a symmetrical descriptor is first applied to determine its position from roads. Two advantages can be gained from this scheme, there is no need of background subtraction and it is extremely efficient for real-time analysis applications. After vehicle detection, a new lamp response function is defined for isolating red components from the detected vehicle for rear lamp detection without using any thresholds. This is very different and superior to other state-of-art frameworks in the literature. The positions of rear lamp can be then accurately located by searching the peaks of lamp response function even under daytime or nighttime conditions. To recognize the statuses of a rear lamp, no training stage is needed to train a classifier for lamp status analysis. To achieve this goal, a new mask is designed to make status judgments on a lamp according to only its response sign. Because no any threshold is adopted, various rear lamps and their statuses can be accurately analyzed even under various lighting conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Mobility for Safety and Sustainability, ITSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2053-2058
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467365956, 9781467365956, 9781467365956, 9781467365956
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Oct 2015
Event18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2015 - Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 15 Sep 201518 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Volume2015-October

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2015
CountrySpain
CityGran Canaria
Period15/09/1518/09/15

Keywords

  • Rear lamp detection
  • Symmetrical SURF
  • Vehicle detection
  • Vehicle indicator light status recognition

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    Chen, L. C., Hsieh, J-W., Cheng, S. C., & Yang, Z. R. (2015). Robust Rear Light Status Recognition Using Symmetrical SURFs. In Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart Mobility for Safety and Sustainability, ITSC 2015 (pp. 2053-2058). [7313424] (IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC; Vol. 2015-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2015.332