Researchers from the Dept. of Electronics and Electrical Communications at IIT Kharagpur, have developed a visual technology for removal of effects of rain from videos in real-time and display it on the windscreen of vehicles to increase the clarity of the view.
The technology, Real-time Rain Removal from Videos is a proprietary algorithm which has a big advantage for Driver Assistance Systems (DAS) that uses video information to impart traffic related information. It will also increase the performance of various DAS algorithms like self-steering from white line recognition, distance adjustment between cars and road signs detection.
“Instead of working on the colour components, the proposed algorithm works only on the intensity of the component of the video, so for autonomous driving/surveillance applications which do not require the videos to be displayed on a screen, we can work directly on monochrome videos rather than colour videos. Use of a single component (intensity) instead of three colour components further reduces the execution time of the algorithm” added Abhishek.
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