EEE International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics (SACI)
A runtime-efficient multi-object tracking approach for automotive perception systems
There is an increasing demand for fully autonomous driving with the spread of advanced driver assistance systems. However, a higher level of automation requires an enhanced environment perception system. The automotive smart sensors detecting the surrounding objects are usually subject to various uncertainties. Objects are sometimes misdetected, false detections may also occur, and the sensor measurements are noisy. Multi-object tracking algorithms aim to compensate for these uncertainties, estimating precisely and continuously the state of surrounding objects. The real-time execution of these algorithms is crucial in automotive applications. This paper presents an improved runtime-efficient local nearest neighbor-based approach. The performance metrics of the proposed method get close to the state-of-the-art algorithms, besides having significantly lower computational complexity.