Vision-Based Driver Assistance

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The following subjects in Driver Assistance Systems (DAS) include (possibly) computer vision techniques:
  • Blind-spot detection (BSD)
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Event Video Recoding (M-DVR)
  • Auto Parking Guideline System (APGS)
  • Parking Assistance System (PAS)
  • Driver Fatigue Warning System (DFWS)
Real-time processing is supported by parallel or distributed computing (e.g., system-on-chip SoC, digital signal processor DSP, field-programmable gate array FPGA). Vision-based driver assistance is on the edge of current developments in computer vision. It aims at real-time understanding of complex scenarios as they may possibly occur in a traffic context.


The .enpeda.. project at The University of Auckland
Self-driving cars in Sweden (5 May 2014)
Ethernet in cars (28 Feb 2014)
Monocular SLAM and real-time scene perception (recorded in 2012)
Cars with intuition (22 Jan 2014)
Inside VisLab's driverless car (30 Aug 2013)
Hacking into car computers (29 July 2013)
Autonomous inner city driving in Parma (12 July 2013)
Car sharing "First, assume a spherical chicken..."
Future of internet and cars (25 June 2013)
CMU project on driverless car (12 June 2013)
Stereo vision in the new S-class of Daimler (in German) (16 May 2013)
M2M (10 May 2013)
The future of our highways (BBC, 8 April 2013)
Self-driving car project of Toyota (7 Jan 2013)
Augmented reality windshields (3 December 2012)
Intel readies for programmable smart cars (23 October 2012)
Communicating cars (12 Oct 2012)
Experts hope to shield cars from computer viruses (23 August 2012)
120 cars put new communication system to the test
Free-space detection (13 July 2012)
Smart headlights make rain and snow 'disappear' (04 July 2012)
Cars as traffic sensors (24 Sep 2010)
Sharing data links in networks of cars (5 July 2012)
Hover Concept Car (17 June 2012)
Incentives for Drivers Who Avoid Traffic Jams (11 June 2012)
Cars Talking To Each Other (10 June 2012)
First license for driverless car (8 May 2012)
How Do You Know An Autonomous Vehicle Has Seen You? (April 2012)
Detection of potholes (21 Feb 2012)
Autonomous driving with a VW beetle (18 Jan 2012)
Hacking into cars - a new security risk? (28 Dec 2011)
Identifying a driver (25 December 2011)
Google's patent for driverless cars (15 Dec 2011)
Google's driverless car (6 Dec 2011)
WalkSafe app shields smartphone pedestrians (Dec 2011)
Research predicts which cars are likeliest to run lights at intersections (Nov 2011)
Long-distance radar (October 2011)
6D vision at Daimler, Germany (September 2011)
In-Car Algorithm Could Rapidly Dissolve Traffic Jams (September 2011)
Vehicle-to-vehicle navigation systems (September 2011)
A car for a blind driver (August 2011)
TapNav Augmented Reality Navigation App Reads the Lane Ahead (July 10, 2011)
A driverless car (May 9, 2011)
Lane departure crashes
The 2012 C-Class (February 2011)
Subaru develops advanced stereoscopic vision system for cars (2011 Geneva Motor Show)
A mind controlled car at FU Berlin (27 February 2011)
Vehicles charged by wireless power (11 February 2011)
SARTRE car platoon
Autonomous car in Berlin (October 2010)
Driverless car in California (Google) (October 2010) (see also here and Sebastian Thrun's blog)
Driverless car in Braunschweig/Germany (October 2010)
Lexus Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS) (stereo and monocular vision, September 2010)
Italy to China in driverless vehicles (July 2010)
Keynote Uwe Franke at IV 2010 (June 2010)
DARPA Urban Challenge
DARPA Grand Challenge
TRC Transport Research Center at The University of Auckland
Vision-based driver assistance system
Self-driving bus at UCB
Inro - Advanced vehicle automation, New Zealand
Blackhawk Tracking Systems, New Zealand
Driver assistance systems at Hella Aglaia, Germany
Driver assistance systems at Hella KGaA Hueck and Co, Germany
Advanced transport systems by ULTra, UK, see this 2007 info
Stereo matching at 200 fps (May 2008, dynamic programming, FPGA)
Connected cars 'promise safer roads', 6 July 2007 (printable version: here)
iPhone: Lane detection on the iPhone and steering via iPhone
The Drivsco project at various European universities
Honda Night Vision System Able: detects pedestrians (August 2004)