ConcentrateNet: Multi-Scale Object Detection Model for Advanced Driving Assistance System Using Real-Time Distant Region Locating Technique

Bo Xun Wu, Vinay M. Shivanna*, Hsiang Hsuan Hung, Jiun In Guo

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Abstract

This paper proposes a deep learning based object detection method to locate a distant region in an image in real-time. It concentrates on distant objects from a vehicular front camcorder perspective, trying to solve one of the common problems in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications, which is, to detect the smaller and faraway objects with the same confidence as those with the bigger and closer objects. This paper presents an efficient multi-scale object detection network, termed as ConcentrateNet to detect a vanishing point and concentrate on the near-distant region. Initially, the object detection model inferencing will produce a larger scale of receptive field detection results and predict a potentially vanishing point location, that is, the farthest location in the frame. Then, the image is cropped near the vanishing point location and processed with the object detection model for second inferencing to obtain distant object detection results. Finally, the two-inferencing results are merged with a specific Non-Maximum Suppression (NMS) method. The proposed network architecture can be employed in most of the object detection models as the proposed model is implemented in some of the state-of-the-art object detection models to check feasibility. Compared with original models using higher resolution input size, ConcentrateNet architecture models use lower resolution input size, with less model complexity, achieving significant precision and recall improvements. Moreover, the proposed ConcentrateNet architecture model is successfully ported onto a low-powered embedded system, NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier, suiting the real-time autonomous machines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7371
JournalSensors
Volume22
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • deep learning
  • embedded system
  • neural networks
  • object detection

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