Overtaking Vehicle Detection Using Implicit Optical Flow

Parag Batavia, Dean Pomerleau, and Chuck Thorpe
Proceedings of the IEEE Transportation Systems Conference, November, 1997, pp. 729 - 734.


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Abstract
We describe an optical flow based obstacle detection system for use in detecting vehicles approaching the blind spot of a car on highways and city streets. The system runs at near frame rate (8-15 frames/second) on PC hardware. We will discuss the prediction of a camera image given an implicit optical flow field and comparison with the actual camera image. The advantage to this approach is that we never explicitly calculate optical flow. We will also present results on digitized highway images, and video taken from Navlab 5 while driving on a Pittsburgh highway.

Keywords
optical flow, vehicle detection

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab

Text Reference
Parag Batavia, Dean Pomerleau, and Chuck Thorpe, "Overtaking Vehicle Detection Using Implicit Optical Flow," Proceedings of the IEEE Transportation Systems Conference, November, 1997, pp. 729 - 734.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Batavia_1997_546,
   author = "Parag Batavia and Dean Pomerleau and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "Overtaking Vehicle Detection Using Implicit Optical Flow",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the IEEE Transportation Systems Conference",
   pages = "729 - 734",
   month = "November",
   year = "1997",
}