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Road Lane Detection by Discriminating Dashed and Solid Road Lanes Using a Visible Light Camera Sensor

Division of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Dongguk University, 30 Pildong-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-715, Korea
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Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1313; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16081313
Received: 26 April 2016 / Revised: 29 July 2016 / Accepted: 15 August 2016 / Published: 18 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Autonomous Road Vehicles)
With the increasing need for road lane detection used in lane departure warning systems and autonomous vehicles, many studies have been conducted to turn road lane detection into a virtual assistant to improve driving safety and reduce car accidents. Most of the previous research approaches detect the central line of a road lane and not the accurate left and right boundaries of the lane. In addition, they do not discriminate between dashed and solid lanes when detecting the road lanes. However, this discrimination is necessary for the safety of autonomous vehicles and the safety of vehicles driven by human drivers. To overcome these problems, we propose a method for road lane detection that distinguishes between dashed and solid lanes. Experimental results with the Caltech open database showed that our method outperforms conventional methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: road lane detection; left and right boundaries of road lane; dashed and solid road lanes; autonomous vehicles road lane detection; left and right boundaries of road lane; dashed and solid road lanes; autonomous vehicles
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Hoang, T.M.; Hong, H.G.; Vokhidov, H.; Park, K.R. Road Lane Detection by Discriminating Dashed and Solid Road Lanes Using a Visible Light Camera Sensor. Sensors 2016, 16, 1313.

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