Finely Crafted Features for Traffic Sign Recognition

Authors: Wei Li, Haiyu Song, Pengjie Wang

Abstract: Traffic sign recognition (TSR) is the basic technology of the Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and intelligent automobile, whileas high-qualified feature vector plays a key role in TSR. Therefore, the feature extraction of TSR has become an active research in the fields of computer vision and intelligent automobiles. Although deep learning features have made a breakthrough in image classification, it is difficult to apply to TSR because of its large scale of training dataset and high space-time complexity of model training. Considering visual characteristics of traffic signs and external factors such as weather, light, and blur in real scenes, an efficient method to extract high-qualified image features is proposed. As a result, the lower-dimension feature can accurately depict the visual feature of TSR due to powerful descriptive and discriminative ability. In addition, benefiting from a simple feature extraction method and lower time cost, our method is suitable to recognize traffic signs online in real-world applications scenarios. Extensive quantitative experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of our method.

Pages: 159-170

DOI: 10.46300/9106.2022.16.20

International Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, E-ISSN: 1998-4464, Volume 16, 2022, Art. #20