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Learning Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) is commonly carried out by plain supervised gradient descent. With sufficient training data, this leads to very competitive results for visual recognition tasks when starting from a random initialization. When the amount of labeled data is limited, CNNs reveal their strong dependence on large amounts of training(More)
Detecting the road geometry at night time is an essential precondition to provide optimal illumination for the driver and the other traffic participants. In this paper we propose a novel approach to estimate the current road curvature based on three sensors: A far infrared camera, a near infrared camera and an imaging radar sensor. Various Convolutional(More)
In rural areas, wildlife animal road crossings are a threat to both the driver and the wildlife population. Since most accidents take place at night, recent night vision driver assistance systems are supporting the driver by automatically detecting animals on infrared camera imagery. After detecting an animal on the roadside, the orientation towards the(More)
Bandwidth restrictions and increasing data volumes in the transmission path of automotive driver assistance systems make video compression unavoidable for future applications. Conventional image compression algorithms are solely tuned for optimal human perception. This paper studies the effect on features used in discriminative cascade classifiers for(More)
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