End-to-End Lane Marker Detection via Row-Wise Classification

Seungwoo Yoo, Hee Seok Lee, Heesoo Myeong, Sungrack Yun, Hyoungwoo Park, Janghoon Cho, Duck Hoon Kim; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2020, pp. 1006-1007


In autonomous driving, detecting reliable and accurate lane marker positions is a crucial yet challenging task. The conventional approaches for the lane marker detection problem perform a pixel-level dense prediction task followed by sophisticated post-processing that is inevitable since lane markers are typically represented by a collection of line segments without thickness. In this paper, we propose a method performing direct lane marker vertex prediction in an end-to-end manner, i.e., without any post-processing step that is required in the pixel-level dense prediction task. Specifically, we translate the lane marker detection problem into a row-wise classification task, which takes advantage of the innate shape of lane markers but, surprisingly, has not been explored well. In order to compactly extract sufficient information about lane markers which spread from the left to the right in an image, we devise a novel layer, inspired by [8], which is utilized to successively compress horizontal components so enables an end-to-end lane marker detection system where the final lane marker positions are sim- ply obtained via argmax operations in testing time. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method, which is on par or outperforms the state-of-the-art methods on two popular lane marker detection benchmarks, i.e., TuSimple and CULane.

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author = {Yoo, Seungwoo and Lee, Hee Seok and Myeong, Heesoo and Yun, Sungrack and Park, Hyoungwoo and Cho, Janghoon and Kim, Duck Hoon},
title = {End-to-End Lane Marker Detection via Row-Wise Classification},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2020}