Learning appearance models for road detection

Jose M. Alvarez, Mathieu Salzmann, Nick Barnes
2013 2013 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV)  
We introduce an approach to image-based road detection that exploits the availability of unannotated training images to learn an appearance model. Our approach allows us to remove the standard assumption that the lower part of the input image belongs to the road surface, which does not always hold and often yields strongly biased appearance models. Instead, we exploit this assumption in the training images, which yields a much more general appearance model. We then use the learned model to
more » ... arned model to classify the pixels of an input image as road or background without requiring any assumptions about this image. Our experimental evaluation shows the benefits of our approach over existing methods in challenging real-world driving scenarios.
doi:10.1109/ivs.2013.6629505 dblp:conf/ivs/AlvarezSB13 fatcat:tjeyvtlhybfcffeczpzdcmsg4i