Rethinking Efficient Lane Detection via Curve Modeling

Zhengyang Feng, Shaohua Guo, Xin Tan, Ke Xu, Min Wang, Lizhuang Ma; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 17062-17070


This paper presents a novel parametric curve-based method for lane detection in RGB images. Unlike state-of-the-art segmentation-based and point detection-based methods that typically require heuristics to either decode predictions or formulate a large sum of anchors, the curve-based methods can learn holistic lane representations naturally. To handle the optimization difficulties of existing polynomial curve methods, we propose to exploit the parametric Bezier curve due to its ease of computation, stability, and high freedom degrees of transformations. In addition, we propose the deformable convolution-based feature flip fusion, for exploiting the symmetry properties of lanes in driving scenes. The proposed method achieves a new state-of-the-art performance on the popular LLAMAS benchmark. It also achieves favorable accuracy on the TuSimple and CULane datasets, while retaining both low latency (> 150 FPS) and small model size (< 10M). Our method can serve as a new baseline, to shed the light on the parametric curves modeling for lane detection. Codes of our model and PytorchAutoDrive: a unified framework for self-driving perception, are available at:

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@InProceedings{Feng_2022_CVPR, author = {Feng, Zhengyang and Guo, Shaohua and Tan, Xin and Xu, Ke and Wang, Min and Ma, Lizhuang}, title = {Rethinking Efficient Lane Detection via Curve Modeling}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {17062-17070} }