Find your way by observing the sun and other semantic cues

@article{Ma2017FindYW,
  title={Find your way by observing the sun and other semantic cues},
  author={Wei-Chiu Ma and Shenlong Wang and Marcus A. Brubaker and Sanja Fidler and Raquel Urtasun},
  journal={2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
  year={2017},
  pages={6292-6299}
}
In this paper we present a robust, efficient and affordable approach to self-localization which requires neither GPS nor knowledge about the appearance of the world. Towards this goal, we utilize freely available cartographic maps and derive a probabilistic model that exploits semantic cues in the form of sun direction, presence of an intersection, road type, speed limit and ego-car trajectory to produce very reliable localization results. Our experimental evaluation shows that our approach can… CONTINUE READING
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