Title: Action intention recognition of cars and bicycles in intersections

Authors: Cristofer Englund

Addresses: Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR), Halmstad University, SE 301 18 Halmstad, Sweden; Research Institutes of Sweden – RISE, Lindholmspiren 3A, SE 417 56, Göteborg, Sweden

Abstract: Action intention recognition is becoming increasingly important in the road vehicle automation domain. Autonomous vehicles must be aware of their surroundings if we are to build safe and efficient transport systems. This paper presents a method for predicting the action intentions of road users based on sensors in the road infrastructure. The scenarios used for demonstration are recorded on two different public road sections. The first scenario includes bicyclists and the second includes cars that are driving in a road approaching an intersection where they are either leaving or continuing straight. A 3D camera-based data acquisition system is used to collect trajectories of the road users that are used as input for models trained to predict the action intention of the road users. The proposed system enables future connected and automated vehicles to receive collision warnings from an infrastructure-based sensor system well in advance to enable better planning.

Keywords: intention recognition; random forest; data mining; traffic behaviour modeling; variable selection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2020.10037795

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2020 Vol.83 No.2/3/4, pp.103 - 121

Received: 07 Dec 2019
Accepted: 15 Jun 2020

Published online: 08 May 2021 *

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