Machine Vision and Applications

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 123–133

Automatic real-time road marking recognition using a feature driven approach

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00138-010-0289-5

Cite this article as:
Kheyrollahi, A. & Breckon, T.P. Machine Vision and Applications (2012) 23: 123. doi:10.1007/s00138-010-0289-5


Automatic road marking recognition is a key problem within the domain of automotive vision that lends support to both autonomous urban driving and augmented driver assistance such as situationally aware navigation systems. Here we propose an approach to this problem based on the extraction of robust road marking features via a novel pipeline of inverse perspective mapping and multi-level binarisation. A trained classifier combined with additional rule-based post-processing then facilitates the real-time delivery of road marking information as required. The approach is shown to operate successfully over a range of lighting, weather and road surface conditions.


Computer vision Mobile robotics Road marking recognition Vanishing point detection Intelligent vehicles 

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Applied Mathematics and Computing Group, School of EngineeringCranfield UniversityBedfordshireUK

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