Valeo has created the WoodScape dataset – the dataset which the first extensive automotive fisheye dataset, consisting of images from four surround-view cameras that have been collected in several countries. Due to strict privacy regulations in the respective countries and Valeo’s focus on privacy compliance and social responsibility, image anonymization was an important priority. At the same time, traditional approaches like pixelating causes artefacts in the image and can have a significant negative impact on the quality of the trained model. 

With Deep Natural Anonymization, the advanced anonymization technique of brighter Redact, we were able to fulfil the complex needs of Valeo for the dataset. Because the solution is camera-agnostic, it works for any kind of setting and format and thus has no problem with the fisheye format. Personally identifiable information is detected accurately and redacted with a generated replacement. This enables annotation, analytics, and machine learning use-cases while being privacy-compliant. The flexible deployment options of brighter Redact give the freedom to either anonymize in the cloud on certified servers or on-premise where the data resides. Valeo chose the latter for full control over the environment.

After a successful proof of concept with initial data, Valeo and Brighter AI agreed on a longer-term engagement in order to handle current and future data privacy requirements for visual data. This made the creation of the WoodScape dataset possible, which now consists of over 10,000 images with semantic annotation of 40+ classes at the instance level. Once again, it was proved that brighter Redact with its unique Deep Natural Anonymization is the ideal redaction software for automotive training data, providing the highest accuracy without any negative impact on machine learning models.

Brighter AI, together with City 4.0 and Monal Location Based Transactions, was one of the winners of ERTICO Start-up initiative launched in 2019. As a public-private partnership with more than 25 years of experience in smart mobility and over 100 Partners, ERTICO is one of the few organisations in Europe that offers start-ups specialised and targeted opportunities for development.

The 2021 ERTICO Start-up Initiative gives applicants the exclusive opportunity to take part in the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, which will feature a designated area for international start-ups. This area will not only provide space for start-up to exhibit, but will also serve as the innovation hub within the Congress, providing a platform for young entrepreneurs to promote their business ideas, participate in pitching sessions, attend panel discussions and connect with key players from the mobility sector.

Source: Brighter AI