We are currently finalizing the paper which describes our approach and should be referenced in your work when using our data. A pre-publish version will be uploaded to arXiv at the beginning of March.
Data collected from visitors (no user account):
The timestamp, IP address, and entered website URL of visitors is recorded to allow web traffic analysis. This data is not shared externally. IP addresses are needed to differentiate between unique and reoccurring visits. Any report / document that relies on/uses this information only shows aggregated numbers and trends (users are anonymized).
Data collected from users/submissions:
General user information (Name, Institute) is needed to assure that the benchmark dataset and this service is used for research purposes only. Also, this information including IP addresses of users are necessary to prevent double submissions/cheating. User data is not visible publically. Aggregated numbers and trends may be part of public project deliverables (users are anonymized). Email addresses are necessary for the submission system to work. Additionally, they are only used for contacting the user with topics relevant to the WildDash benchmark/dataset and are not shared in any way. Information entered with each algorithm submissions are fully visible. This is necessary to provide context for the benchmarking entries.
Email contact with users:
The submission system automatically sends emails to inform the user about errors/status changes to their submission. In addition, news regarding the WildDash benchmark and dataset are sent to the user up to four times a year (only when there are updates to the data/benchmark relevant to participants of the benchmark so that a fair evaluation is possible).
Removal of user accounts/submissions:
Please sent an Email to: email@example.com. Already visible public submission (including scores and visualizations of algorithm results) are part of the leaderboard and thus part of relative comparisons. These comparisons are essential to the actual content of the benchmark, its value for safety and scientific progress. Thus, we will not remove existing valid submissions. However, we will remove identifiable context information (author name, paper, project website, etc.) if there is a relevant reason for this. Also, we may change the visibility of deprecated/dated algorithms in such a way that they are not visible in the main leaderboard (only in the extended view).
This project received financial support from the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union under the grant of the AutoDrive project "Advancing fail-aware, fail-safe, and fail-operational electronic components, systems, and architectures for fully automated driving to make future mobility safer, affordable, and end-user acceptable" (Grant No. 737469). Please visit www.autodrive-project.eu for more information.
We are grateful for the numerous authors who generously agreed to share frames of their dashcam videos for this research project. Individual attributions for the dashcam frames can be found in the download packages.
Furthermore, we gratefully acknowledge support for this research by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna and the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI).