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In this paper, we propose a new framework for discriminating the initial maneuver of a lane-crossing event from a driver correction event, which is the primary reason for false warnings of lane departure prediction systems (LDPSs). The proposed algorithm validates the beginning episode of the trajectory of driving signals, i.e., whether it will cause a lane-crossing event, by employing driver behavior models of the directional sequence of piecewise lateral slopes (DSPLS) representing lane-crossing and driver correction events. The framework utilizes only common driving signals and allows the adaptation scheme of driver behavior models to better represent individual driving characteristics. The experimental evaluation shows that the proposed DSPLS framework has a detection error with as low as a 17% equal error rate. Furthermore, the proposed algorithm reduces the false-warning rate of the original lane departure prediction system with less tradeoff for the correct prediction.
Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:12 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: March 2011