Detection of Emergency Telephone Indicators Using Infrared Cameras for Vehicle Positioning in Tunnel Environment

Vehicle positioning is of great importance to driving assistance and vehicles’ navigation. In tunnel environment, positioning is challenging, since neither global positioning system (GPS) sensors nor ordinary cameras function properly. In this paper, the authors propose a real-time solution for positioning of vehicles. In tunnels, the authors can gain the absolute coordinates of some specific objects, here the emergency telephone indicators, which are some special lights. Then during the travelling in tunnels, the authors sense the environment using infrared cameras and detect the emergency telephone indicators to infer the experimental vehicle’s position. In the authors detection method, the authors make use of both the emergency telephone indicators’ appearance information and motion information. Through well balancing the pipeline, by making time-consuming steps deal with fewer instances, the authors gain a real-time detection method with promising detection results.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 3031.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Wang, Zhipeng
    • Kagesawa, Matasaka
    • Ono, Shintaro
    • Banno, Atsuhiko
    • Oishi, Takeshi
    • Ikeuchi, Katsushi
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 3p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01536134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2014 1:16PM