Vision-based Lateral Position Improvement of RADAR Detections

Detecting vehicles ahead by sensors mounted on an ego-vehicle is an essential element of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Although millimeter-wave radar sensors are very robust at detecting vehicles, the lateral position resolution is very low. However, a more precise lateral position would not only improve the performance of existing ADAS, but it would also enable a wide range of additional applications. In this paper, the authors propose a method for improving the lateral position of radar sensor detections by fusing them with a vision sensor. The authors method is based on a robust symmetry axis detection of vehicles' rear sides. In contrast to the typical approach of detecting symmetry by means of edges, the authors use a patch-matching-based approach together with a robust cost function. The initial lateral position of the radar detection is improved by conducting a local symmetry search in the image region corresponding to the objects detected by the radar. The experimental results show that the proposed method is able to improve the lateral position accuracy by a factor of seven. Furthermore, additional consistency checks discover miss-detections of the symmetry axis, thus ensuring that the lateral position never drops below the accuracy of the radar detection.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 90-97
  • Monograph Title: 15th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2012)

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  • Accession Number: 01565133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781467330640
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 2015 12:11PM