Lane detection using lane boundary marker network with road geometry constraints

Hussam Ullah Khan, Afsheen Rafaqat Ali, Ali Hassan, Ahmed Ali, Wajahat Kazmi, Aamer Zaheer; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2020, pp. 1834-1843

Abstract


Lane detection is of critical importance to both the self-driving cars as well as advanced driver assistance systems. While current methods use a range of features from low-level to deep features extracted from convolutional neural networks, they all suffer from the problem of occlusion and struggle to detect lanes with low or no evidence on the road. In this paper, we use a lane boundary marker network to detect keypoints along the lane boundaries. An inverse perspective mapping is estimated using road geometry which is then applied to the detected markers and lines/curves are fitted jointly on the rectified points. Finally, missing lane boundaries are predicted using lane geometry constraints i.e., equidistant and parallelism. Reciprocal weighted averaging ensures lane boundaries with strong evidence dominate their predicted alternatives. The results show a significant improvement of +7.8%, +6.8% and +1.2% of F1 scores over the state-of-the-art on CULane, Caltech and TuSimple datasets, respectively. This proves our algorithm's robustness against both occluded and missing lanes cases. Furthermore, we also show that our algorithm can be combined with other lane detectors to improve their lane retrieval potential.

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@InProceedings{Khan_2020_WACV,
author = {Khan, Hussam Ullah and Ali, Afsheen Rafaqat and Hassan, Ali and Ali, Ahmed and Kazmi, Wajahat and Zaheer, Aamer},
title = {Lane detection using lane boundary marker network with road geometry constraints},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
month = {March},
year = {2020}
}