Suppressing distractors from driver’s field of view
First, I review the distraction caused by roadside advertisement. In the work, I focus on billboards. I name most common billboard types and the distraction they cause. Then, I create two methods to potentially reduce the distraction - blackening the content of the billboard and hiding the billboard in the scene using methods like content aware fill. After establishing methods, I create a simulator setup to test these two methods and then compare the results. After evaluating the results, I create a proof-of-concept implementation using publicly available computer vision framework and the training data extracted from simulator testing.