Electronic Horizon – Supporting ADAS applications with predictive map data
Christian Ress, Aria Etemad, Detlef Kuck, Marcus Boerger,
Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH,
CeBIT in Motion
9 -15 March 2006
Since navigation systems are increasingly entering the vehicle the available map data may not only be used for routing purposes but also to support other in-vehicle sub-systems. The area of potential applications reaches from headlight control up to preventive safety and accident mitigating applications. Ford Research Centre Aachen has developed an information providing system that supports the vehicle with enhanced map data for the road ahead, the socalled "Electronic Horizon". The
interface between the Electronic Horizon provider and the supported applications is based on a standard protocol defined by the European ADASIS Forum.