Advanced Lane Finding Project

The goals / steps of this project are the following:

  • Compute the camera calibration matrix and distortion coefficients given a set of chessboard images.
  • Apply a distortion correction to raw images.
  • Use color transforms, gradients, etc., to create a thresholded binary image.
  • Apply a perspective transform to rectify binary image ("birds-eye view").
  • Detect lane pixels and fit to find the lane boundary.
  • Determine the curvature of the lane and vehicle position with respect to center.
  • Warp the detected lane boundaries back onto the original image.
  • Output visual display of the lane boundaries and numerical estimation of lane curvature and vehicle position.

First, I'll compute the camera calibration using chessboard images

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import numpy as np
import cv2
import glob
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
%matplotlib qt

# prepare object points, like (0,0,0), (1,0,0), (2,0,0) ....,(6,5,0)
objp = np.zeros((6*9,3), np.float32)
objp[:,:2] = np.mgrid[0:9,0:6].T.reshape(-1,2)

# Arrays to store object points and image points from all the images.
objpoints = [] # 3d points in real world space
imgpoints = [] # 2d points in image plane.

# Make a list of calibration images
images = glob.glob('../camera_cal/calibration*.jpg')

# Step through the list and search for chessboard corners
for fname in images:
    img = cv2.imread(fname)
    gray = cv2.cvtColor(img,cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)

    # Find the chessboard corners
    ret, corners = cv2.findChessboardCorners(gray, (9,6),None)

    # If found, add object points, image points
    if ret == True:
        objpoints.append(objp)
        imgpoints.append(corners)

        # Draw and display the corners
        img = cv2.drawChessboardCorners(img, (9,6), corners, ret)
        cv2.imshow('img',img)
        cv2.waitKey(500)

cv2.destroyAllWindows()

And so on and so forth...

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