Vanishing Point-Based Road Detection for General Road Images

Trung Hieu BUI
Takeshi SAITOH
Eitaku NOBUYAMA

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E97-D    No.3    pp.618-621
Publication Date: 2014/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E97.D.618
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
Keyword: 
road detection,  vanishing point detection,  road borders detection,  general road images,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes a vanishing point-based road detection method. Firstly, a vanishing point is detected using a texture-based method proposed in a recent study. After that, a histogram is generated for detecting two road borders. The road area is defined as the region between the two road borders and below the vanishing point. The experimental results demonstrate that our method performs well in general road images.


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