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1. (WO2016058893) OBSTACLE DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/058893    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/073206
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 09 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: G06T 7/00
G06T 7/20
G06K 9/00
B60R 1/00
Applicants: CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
Inventors: DOJCINOVIC, Nikola
FRIEBE, Markus
Title: OBSTACLE DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a freespace detection apparatus and method for identifying. A camera provides at least first and second image data captured at different points in time. Additionally, a motion vector of the camera is detected and assigned to the image data. The image data is transformed with respect to a predetermined, configurable image plane and motion compensation of the transformed image data is performed. Difference image data between the motion compensated transformed image data is computed and an object is identified in the computed difference image data. In this way, an efficient and memory saving freespace detection can be realized. The freespace detection is scalable, and thus the freespace detection can be adapted to any available computational resources. The freespace detection can be applied to an Advanced Driver Assistance System or any other moving apparatus requiring a freespace detection.