Driver Monitoring Using Sparse Representation with Part-Based Temporal Face Descriptors

Chien Yu Chiou, Wei Cheng Wang, Shueh Chou Lu, Chun Rong Huang, Pau Choo Chung, Yun Yang Lai

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Many driver monitoring systems (DMSs) have been proposed to reduce the risk of human-caused accidents. Traditional DMSs focus on detecting specific predefined abnormal driving behaviors, such as drowsiness or distracted driving, using generic models trained with the data collected during abnormal driving. However, it is difficult to collect sufficient representative training data to construct generic detection models, which are applicable to all drivers. Consequently, this paper proposes a new personal-based hierarchical DMS (HDMS). During driving, the first layer of the proposed HDMS detects normal and abnormal driving behavior based on normal personal driving models represented by sparse representations. When abnormal driving behavior is detected, the second layer of the HDMS further determines whether the behavior is drowsy driving behavior or distracted driving behavior. The experimental results obtained for three datasets show that the proposed HDMS outperforms existing state-of-the-art DMS methods in detecting normal driving behavior, drowsy driving behavior, and distracted driving behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8628243
Pages (from-to)346-361
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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