MultiLane: Lane Intention Prediction and Sensible Lane-Oriented Trajectory Forecasting on Centerline Graphs

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Sierra-Gonzalez D., Paigwar A., Erkent O., Laugier C.

25th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2022, Macau, China, 8 - 12 October 2022, vol.2022-October, pp.3657-3664 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2022-October
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/itsc55140.2022.9922432
  • City: Macau
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.3657-3664
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 IEEE.Forecasting the motion of surrounding traffic is one of the key challenges in the quest to achieve safe autonomous driving technology. Current state-of-the-art deep forecasting architectures are capable of producing impressive results. However, in many cases, they also output completely unreasonable trajectories, making them unsuitable for deployment. In this work, we present a deep forecasting architecture that leverages the map lane centerlines available in recent datasets to predict sensible trajectories; that is, trajectories that conform to the road layout, agree with the observed dynamics of the target, and react to the presence of surrounding agents. To model such sensible behavior, the proposed architecture first predicts the lane or lanes that the target agent is likely to follow. Then, a navigational goal along each candidate lane is predicted, allowing the regression of the final trajectory in a lane-and goal-oriented manner. Our experiments in the Argoverse dataset show that our architecture achieves performance on-par with lane-oriented state-of-the-art forecasting approaches and not far behind goal-oriented approaches, while consistently producing sensible trajectories.