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Deep InSight: Deep Extraction of Driver State from Naturalistic Driving Dataset

Project Information

Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
End Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2022
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research

Contact Information

First Name: 
Ana Marie
Last Name: 
(202) 493-3168
Email Address: 
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office of Research, Development, and Technology

Project Details

Project Description: 

Computer vision algorithms have been improved significantly to provide accurate detection, tracking, and recognition of objects. Available public datasets are crucial for extracting key features thanks to ever-developing machine learning and deep learning algorithms in general. Since cameras are becoming vastly available to be employed on vehicles to extract useful information for both autonomous driving and intelligent driver assistance, the researchers are developing intelligent driver state estimation algorithms based on state-of-the-art detection and recognition using computer vision. One of the main drawbacks for naturalistic driving data is having low-resolution and noisy video data that limits the overall accuracy when tested with the models trained on clear images. The researchers will use a comprehensive AI platform for data management, modeling, and enhanced annotations; video quality enhancement using deep models; face detection at acute angles; and recurring network-based driver state estimation.