Not so long ago I found myself looking for road sequences in the internet that were “free” for a researcher willing to test his own algorithms of lane tracking or vehicle detection.
Although it is quite easy to find webpages with huge databases with images of vehicles, it is not so easy to find sites where there are videos of the road ahead captured with a camera installed in a vehicle.
We finally found some, which include in some cases the original videos and the videos with the overimposed detection of vehicles, pedestrians and things like that.
Here you are the list with the links and a short description of the owner:
- PETS2001 Reading University – Computational Vision Group: http://www.cvg.rdg.ac.uk/slides/pets.html
- Caltech California Institute of Technology: http://www.vision.caltech.edu/malaa/research/lane-detection/
- YUV Arizona State University: http://trace.eas.asu.edu/yuv/
- TestData University of Amsterdam: http://www.lookingatpeople.com/download-daimler-ped-det-benchmark/index.html
- IJRS International Journal of Robotics Research: http://www.ijrr.org/contents/23_04/abstract/513.html#
- Augsburf Universität Augsburf University: http://www.multimedia-computing.de/wiki/Source_Code
- UIUC University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: http://reason.cs.uiuc.edu/jaesik/projects/Vehicle_Detection/Vehicle_Detection.htm
Thanks to the researchers that share their databases! You support the whole research community with your effort!!