Domain Adaptation for Car Accident Detection in Videos

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2019 9th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications, IPTA 2019


© 2019 IEEE. In this paper, we implement a deep learning model for car accident detection using synthetic videos while adapting the model, using domain adaptation (DA), to real videos from CCTV traffic cameras. The synthetic data are rendered using a video game. The reason to use such data is the lack of real videos of car crashes from CCTV. Though a video game may allow us to generate car crashes in a variety of scenarios, the distinction in synthetic and real videos can negatively affect the model's performance. Accordingly, our aim is three-fold: render numerous synthetic videos having significant variations, train a 3D CNN based deep model on the collected videos, and use DA to adapt the model from synthetic to real videos. Our experimental results, obtained under a variety of experimental setups, demonstrate the feasibility of using our approach for car accident detection in real videos.

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