Self-Evaluation of Trajectory Predictors for Autonomous Driving

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  • Phillip Karle - , Technische Universität München (Erstautor:in)
  • Lukas Furtner - , Arbeitsgruppe Systemverfahrenstechnik (Zweitautor:in)
  • Markus Lienkamp - , Technische Universität München (Letztautor:in)


Driving experience and anticipatory driving are essential skills for humans to operate vehicles in complex environments. In the context of autonomous vehicles, the software must offer the related features of scenario understanding and motion prediction. The latter feature of motion prediction is extensively researched with several competing large datasets, and established methods provide promising results. However, the incorporation of scenario understanding has been sparsely investigated. It comprises two aspects. First, by means of scenario understanding, individual assumptions of an object’s behavior can be derived to adaptively predict its future motion. Second, scenario understanding enables the detection of challenging scenarios for autonomous vehicle software to prevent safety-critical situations. Therefore, we propose a method incorporating scenario understanding into the motion prediction task to improve adaptivity and avoid prediction failures. This is realized by an a priori evaluation of the scenario based on semantic information. The evaluation adaptively selects the most accurate prediction model but also recognizes if no model is capable of accurately predicting this scenario and high prediction errors are expected. The results on the comprehensive scenario library CommonRoad reveal a decrease in the Euclidean prediction error by 81.0% and a 90.8% reduction in mispredictions of our method compared to the benchmark model.


Seiten (von - bis)1-16
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 29 Feb. 2024

Externe IDs

Scopus 85187461016



  • autonomous vehicles, motion prediction, self-evaluation, Graph Neural Network, autonomous vehicles, motion prediction, self-evaluation, Graph Neural Network