An Approach to Vehicle Recognition Using Supervised Learning

Takeo KATO  Yoshiki NINOMIYA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E83-D   No.7   pp.1475-1479
Publication Date: 2000/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Machine Vision Applications)
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Keyword: 
vehicle recognition,  supervised learning,  MQDF,  quantitative evaluation,  

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Summary: 
To enhance safety and traffic efficiency, a driver assistance system and an autonomous vehicle system are being developed. A preceding vehicle recognition method is important to develop such systems. In this paper, a vision-based preceding vehicle recognition method, based on supervised learning from sample images is proposed. The improvement for Modified Quadratic Discriminant Function (MQDF) classifier that is used in the proposed method is also shown. And in the case of road environment recognition including the preceding vehicle recognition, many researches have been reported. However in those researches, a quantitative evaluation with large number of images has rarely been done. Whereas, in this paper, over 1,000 sample images for passenger vehicles, which are recorded on a highway during daytime, are used for an evaluation. The evaluation result shows that the performance in a low order case is improved from the ordinary MQDF. Accordingly, the calculation time is reduced more than 20% by using the proposed method. And the feasibility of the proposed method is also proved, due to the result that the proposed method indicates over 98% as classification rate.