Robust road lane detection using extremal-region enhancement

Jingchen Gu, Qieshi Zhang, Seiichiro Kamata

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Road lane detection is a key problem in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). For solving this problem, vision-based detection methods are widely used and are generally focused on edge information. However, only using edge information leads to miss detection and error detection in various road conditions. In this paper, we propose a neighbor-based image conversion method, called extremal-region enhancement. The proposed method enhances the white lines in intensity, hence it is robust to shadows and illuminance changes. Both edge and shape information of white lines are extracted as lane features in the method. In addition, we implement a robust road lane detection algorithm using the extracted features and improve the correctness through probability tracking. The experimental result shows an average detection rate increase of 13.2% over existing works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition, ACPR 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961009
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 7
Event3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition, ACPR 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2016 Nov 32016 Nov 6


Other3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition, ACPR 2015
CityKuala Lumpur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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