Traffic Sign Recognition Revisited

  • D. M. Gavrila
Part of the Informatik aktuell book series (INFORMAT)


The first part of this paper provides an overview of previous work on traffic sign recognition. Various components are discussed, such as detection, classification and temporal integration. The second part of this paper covers a recently developed shape-based system, based on distance transforms. This system has been quite successful in detecting and recognizing traffic signs in real-time; we report single-image recognition rates of above 90% in preliminary experiments both offline as on-board our demo vehicle.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Gavrila
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  1. 1.Image Understanding SystemsDaimlerChrysler ResearchUlmGermany

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