Electronic Horizons

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology helps drivers to avoid or mitigate accidents through the use of in-vehicle gadgets that sense the nature and significance of a danger, while also taking the driver's state into account. The advancement of ADAS was accelerated by the PReVENT project, established by the European automotive industry and co-funded by the European Commission to improve road safety by 2010. The concepts of many systems are dependent on extremely accurate, up-to-the-minute map data. The digital road map is one of the building blocks to nearly all ADAS systems, known as the electronic horizon. Detail is crucial and is similar to the information and help which a pilot receives on an aircraft. Working in collaboration with local authorities, private industry can keep the information current, accurate and comprehensive and return the amended data to each local authority, creating a win-win situation. Future developments in digital mapping include 3D elevation data and geometric images of the earth's surface. Bosch's ESC is described in an inset panel.


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  • Accession Number: 01109405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2008 8:16AM