Road marking blur detection with drive recorder

Makoto Kawano, Kazuhiro Mikami, Satoshi Yokoyama, Takuro Yonezawa, Jin Nakazawa

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Can we inspect the road condition at a low cost? City infrastructures, such as roads are very important for citizens to their city lives. Roads require constant inspection and repair due to deterioration, but it is expensive to do so with manual labor. Meanwhile, there are official city vehicles, especially garbage trucks that run through the entire area of a city every day and have cameras to record their driving. When we use these cameras, we can watch roads conditions anytime, anywhere. In our study, we focus on these cameras and attempt detecting the road damage, such as road marking blur. To achieve our goal, we explore the new system in this paper. This system adopts the object detection approach that is end-to-end learning and based on deep neural networks, which propose the blur region candidate and detect whether the road markings are blurred or not all at once. In our experiment, first, we obtain the drive recorder video from sanitation engineer and then annotate them. After annotation, we trained our models and calculate the mean average precision to evaluate our models. As a result, our model performs on our collected dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017
EditorsJian-Yun Nie, Zoran Obradovic, Toyotaro Suzumura, Rumi Ghosh, Raghunath Nambiar, Chonggang Wang, Hui Zang, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Xiaohua Hu, Jeremy Kepner, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Jian Tang, Masashi Toyoda
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627143
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2017 Dec 112017 Dec 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017


Other5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Automotive sensing
  • Deep Learning
  • Object detection
  • Road inspection
  • Smart cities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization


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