Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition System for Intelligent Vehicles

Title: Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition System for Intelligent Vehicles
Authors: Feng, Jingwen
Date: 2014
Abstract: Road traffic signs provide instructions, warning information, to regulate driver behavior. In addition, these signs provide a reliable guarantee for safe and convenient driving. The Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition (TSDR) system is one of the primary applications for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). TSDR has obtained a great deal of attention over the recent years. But, it is still a challenging field of image processing. In this thesis, we first created our own dataset for North American Traffic Signs, which is still being updated. We then decided to choose Histogram Orientation Gradients (HOG) and Support Vector Machines (SVMs) to build our system after comparing them with some other techniques. For better results, we tested different HOG parameters to find the best combination. After this, we developed a TSDR system using HOG, SVM and our new color information extraction algorithm. To reduce time-consumption, we used the Maximally Stable Extremal Region (MSER) to replace the HOG and SVM detection stage. In addition, we developed a new approach based on Global Positioning System (GPS) information other than image processing. At last, we tested these three systems; the results show that all of them can recognize traffic signs with a good accuracy rate. The MSER based system is faster than the one using only HOG and SVM; and, the GPS based system is even faster than the MSER based system.
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