Cost-based Feature Transfer for Vehicle Occupant Classification

12/22/2015 ∙ by Toby Perrett, et al. ∙ 0

Knowledge of human presence and interaction in a vehicle is of growing interest to vehicle manufacturers for design and safety purposes. We present a framework to perform the tasks of occupant detection and occupant classification for automatic child locks and airbag suppression. It operates for all passenger seats, using a single overhead camera. A transfer learning technique is introduced to make full use of training data from all seats whilst still maintaining some control over the bias, necessary for a system designed to penalize certain misclassifications more than others. An evaluation is performed on a challenging dataset with both weighted and unweighted classifiers, demonstrating the effectiveness of the transfer process.

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