A Novel Vehicle Detection System
Histogram of oriented gradient (HOG) feature has been widely used in vehicle detection. In this paper, a modified version of HOG is proposed by introducing compass gradient into the HOG calculation. Three different versions of the modified HOG features are used as an input for linear and nonlinear support vector machine (SVM). The modified HOG variants proved to have better classification performance than that of the standard HOG. The classification results of modified HOG and nonlinear SVM are compared to the classification results of YOLO object detector. Finally, a vehicle detection system based on the best performing classifiers is introduced. © 2018 IEEE.