Road crack detection using color variance distribution and discriminant analysis for approaching smooth vehicle movement on non-smooth roads

Chinthaka Premachandra, H. Waruna H Premachandra, Chandana Dinesh Parape, Hiroharu Kawanaka

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We present an image analysis based automatic road crack detection method for conducting smooth driving on non-smooth road surfaces. In the new proposal, first the road surface areas which include cracks are extracted as crack images by analyzing the color variance on norm. Then cracks are extracted from those areas by introducing a method on discriminant analysis. According to experiments using the images of different road surfaces, the new proposal showed better performances than the conventional approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-553
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 24
Externally publishedYes



  • Cracks
  • Discriminant analysis
  • Image sample variance
  • Smooth driving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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