Visibility Enhancement in a Foggy Road Along with Road Boundary Detection

  • Dibyasree Das
  • Kyamelia Roy
  • Samiran Basak
  • Sheli Sinha Chaudhury
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 43)


Images and videos of outdoor scenes suffer from reduced clarity due to presence of fog/haze/mist, and thus it becomes difficult to drive in bad weather conditions. Several methods have already been proposed to improve the images acquired in foggy weather conditions. In this paper a novel method of dehazing using dark channel prior along with masking the sky regions has been proposed, the output has improved considerably due to clear visibility of separation of surrounding edges from the sky as well as reduced artifacts. Focus on road edge detection has also been emphasized on, in this work along with dehazing leading to prominent visibility in foggy conditions.


Dark channel prior Edge detectors Hough transform RoadEdge detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dibyasree Das
    • 1
  • Kyamelia Roy
    • 1
  • Samiran Basak
    • 1
  • Sheli Sinha Chaudhury
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Telecommunication EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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