CarLens

ML and AR app that lets you recognize cars on the streets

#5 Product of the DayApril 18, 2019
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Machine Learning and Augmented Reality combined in one sleek mobile app that lets you recognize cars in the streets.
Made for kicks and fun, research and development projects.
Reviews
  • Rafal Salak
    Rafal SalakDigital PR for tech & startups
    Pros: 

    Well-thought Machine Learning model, shows what mobile apps can achieve when AR is leveraged.

    Cons: 

    Still in RnD version.

    Love to see how the team improves the model with next apps.

    Rafal Salak has used this product for one day.
  • Build it, break it.
    Build it, break it.Director, Point and Stare
    Pros: 

    Impossible job considering a lot of cars look exactly the same these days.

    Cons: 

    None.

    Not used but, congrats on a very difficult task.

    Build it, break it. has never used this product.
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Radek Zaleski
Radek ZaleskiHunter@radekzaleski · Head of Growth, Netguru
This is yet another RnD product from Netguru. Some fun around AR and ML algos.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
But does it recognize them better than my buddy, @jimmydouglas???
Jimmy Douglas
Jimmy Douglas@jimmydouglas · Tesla
@rrhoover We’ll find out! 😎
Krzysztof Jackowski
Krzysztof Jackowski@krzysztof_jackowski
Hey @rrhoover @jimmydouglas , we can detect front of any car with quite satisfying accuracy of 98%. For classification, we support newest versions of 4 cars in CarLens: Honda Civic, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Passat with effectiveness around 90% so there is a chance you will be better doing this job by yourself @jimmydouglas ;). The goal of this project was to challenge ourselves and see how we can leverage AR and ML in mobile projects. We’ve learned a lot, build internal process to create more apps powered with ML and stretched our minds looking for ways to collect images for the dataset. This is an early beta version of the app and we would like to keep improving the model and adding new cars in the future.
Jimmy Douglas
Jimmy Douglas@jimmydouglas · Tesla
@rrhoover @krzysztof_jackowski It’s awesome! Can confirm, it thinks my GTI is a Passat. 😊
Tomasz Grynkiewicz
Tomasz Grynkiewicz@tomasz_grynkiewicz
@rrhoover @krzysztof_jackowski @jimmydouglas what if your GTI has some parts taken from Passat? ;-)
Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Law Student|Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😀 Will it work in India and what all cars does it support?
Krzysztof Jackowski
Krzysztof Jackowski@krzysztof_jackowski
@ayush_chandra yes it should work in India also. Currently we support 2018 versions of Honda Civic, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Passat.
Jess Boerner
Jess Boerner@jess_boerner
This will be impressive if it can distinguish between different models of a similar car. Think 430i/440i vs M4.
Krzysztof Jackowski
Krzysztof Jackowski@krzysztof_jackowski
@jess_boerner it would be really great. Unfortunately sometimes differences between models are so small even for human it's difficult to distinguish. We will be investigating the possibilities. For now out priority is to support majority of car brands with most important models.
Amer Mallah
Amer Mallah@amer_mallah · CTO of demandbridge
@jess_boerner @krzysztof_jackowski User Acceptance Test: Marisa Tomei's "The defense is wrong" scene from My Cousin Vinny -
, where she properly identifies the similarities between a 1964 Buick Skylark and a 1963 Pontiac Tempest (the paint color part - not the tire tracks)
Marc
Marc@marcbc · Software Developer & Product Enthusiast
Great design! 👏
Krzysztof Jackowski
Krzysztof Jackowski@krzysztof_jackowski
@marcbc thanks!