Traffic sign recognition using CNN and Res-Net


  • J Cruz Antony Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology image/svg+xml
  • G M Karpura Dheepan Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology image/svg+xml
  • Veena K Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology image/svg+xml
  • Vellanki Vikas Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology image/svg+xml
  • Vuppala Satyamitra Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology image/svg+xml



Object Classification, Neural Networks, CNN, BTS, Residual Block, Feature Extraction, Region of Interest



In the realm of contemporary applications and everyday life, the significance of object recognition and classification cannot be overstated. A multitude of valuable domains, including G-lens technology, cancer prediction, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Face Recognition, and more, heavily rely on the efficacy of image identification algorithms. Among these, Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) have emerged as a cutting-edge technique that excels in its aptitude for feature extraction, offering pragmatic solutions to a diverse array of object recognition challenges. CNN's notable strength is underscored by its swifter execution, rendering it particularly advantageous for real-time processing. The domain of traffic sign recognition holds profound importance, especially in the development of practical applications like autonomous driving for vehicles such as Tesla, as well as in the realm of traffic surveillance. In this research endeavour, the focus was directed towards the Belgium Traffic Signs Dataset (BTS), an encompassing repository comprising a total of 62 distinct traffic signs. By employing a CNN model, a meticulously methodical approach was obtained commencing with a rigorous phase of data pre-processing. This preparatory stage was complemented by the strategic incorporation of residual blocks during model training, thereby enhancing the network's ability to glean intricate features from traffic sign images. Notably, our proposed methodology yielded a commendable accuracy rate of 94.25%, demonstrating the system's robust and proficient recognition capabilities. The distinctive prowess of our methodology shines through its substantial improvements in specific parameters compared to pre-existing techniques. Our approach thrives in terms of accuracy, capitalizing on CNN's rapid execution speed, and offering an efficient means of feature extraction. By effectively training on a diverse dataset encompassing 62 varied traffic signs, our model showcases a promising potential for real-world applications. The overarching analysis highlights the efficacy of our proposed technique, reaffirming its potency in achieving precise traffic sign recognition and positioning it as a viable solution for real-time scenarios and autonomous systems.


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How to Cite

J. Cruz Antony, G. M. Karpura Dheepan, V. K, V. Vikas, and V. Satyamitra, “Traffic sign recognition using CNN and Res-Net ”, EAI Endorsed Trans IoT, vol. 10, Feb. 2024.