Towards Weakly-Supervised Domain Adaptation for Lane Detection

Jingxing Zhou, Chongzhe Zhang, Jürgen Beyerer; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2024, pp. 3553-3563


Lane detection plays an indispensable role in automated driving functions and advanced driver assistance systems by providing fundamental spatial orientation which is imperative for trajectory planning with traffic regulation compliance. The variability of lane structures across the world poses challenges for data-driven lane detection models. However acquiring vast amounts of labeled data encompassing a wide variety of real-world scenarios for supervised learning is often cost-prohibitive. In this work we propose a Weakly Supervised Domain Adaptation framework for Lane Detection (WSDAL) which requires easily-provided labels exclusively for the number of lanes in the target domain to aid the adaptation process. WSDAL consists of a teacher-student network an additional segmentation head as an auxiliary task during training and a novel loss function that incorporates the number of lanes prediction. As a versatile framework WSDAL can be applied to any anchor-based lane detector. Between three frequently-used lane detection datasets (TuSimple CULane and CurveLanes) for domain adaptation WSDAL framework demonstrates its effectiveness and efficiency over common unsupervised domain adaptation methods and fully supervised training. In addition we discuss the quality requisites from the labels for the weakly-supervised domain adaptation indicating that label errors at realistic scales still provide satisfactory results on the considered tasks.

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@InProceedings{Zhou_2024_CVPR, author = {Zhou, Jingxing and Zhang, Chongzhe and Beyerer, J\"urgen}, title = {Towards Weakly-Supervised Domain Adaptation for Lane Detection}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops}, month = {June}, year = {2024}, pages = {3553-3563} }