The autonomous vehicle technology has come a long way, but currently, there are no companies that are able to offer fully autonomous ride in any conditions, on any road without any human supervision. These systems should be extensively trained and validated to guarantee safe human transportation. Any small errors in the system functionality may lead to fatal accidents and may endanger human lives. Deep learning methods are widely used for environment perception and prediction of hazardous situations. These techniques require huge amount of training data with both normal and abnormal samples to enable the vehicle to avoid a dangerous situation.
The goal of this thesis is to generate simulations from real-world tricky collision scenarios for training and testing autonomous vehicles. Dashcam crash videos from the internet can now be utilized to extract valuable collision data and recreate the crash scenarios in a simulator. The problem of extracting 3D vehicle trajectories from videos recorded by an unknown monocular camera source is solved using a modular approach. The framework is divided into two stages: (a) extracting meaningful adversarial trajectories from short crash videos, and (b) developing methods to automatically process and simulate the vehicle trajectories on a vehicle simulator.
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