HERE, the mapping and open location platform, have announced the HERE Electronic Horizon, software that lets vehicles know what is happening on the road ahead and allows them to react to that information without driver involvement and will be demonstrating what is does at CES from tomorrow 5th Jan until Sunday the 8th.
According to their press release, HERE, formally part of Nokia, state:
The introduction of HERE Electronic Horizon means that HERE now offers a full location technology stack for the car that simplifies and shortens time of development for automakers, and meets their needs today right through to fully autonomous driving.
“For people to let go of the wheel, it’s vital that they come to trust their cars,” said Ralf Herrtwich, Head of Automotive at HERE. “This new piece of software helps build that trust by telling the car what lies ahead so it can drive better on its own. We believe automakers will also appreciate the benefits of this new software in vehicle development. For too long, they have grappled with the complexity of working with multiple suppliers. By combining this new software with HERE content and services, automakers can now deploy a complete and future-proof location solution for the car and do so fast.”
How it works
HERE Electronic Horizon is software embedded within the vehicle that pulls in map data and dynamic road event data from the cloud to create a simplified representation of the road ahead – with a range of a few hundred meters to several kilometers. It then feeds that model of the road to the vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to optimize the performance of its engine and safety systems. All this happens without any driver involvement.
A number of ADAS functions benefit from HERE Electronic Horizon. These include predictive powertrain control for maximizing fuel efficiency, adaptive cruise control, adaptive lighting, night vision and object recognition.
HERE Electronic Horizon also functions when there is no Internet connection by leveraging the vehicle’s cached map data.
If you’d like to know more about the HERE Electronic Horizon you can check out their website at THIS LINK or if you are lucky enough to be at CES you can find HERE at its booth located on Central Plaza CP2 at Tech East, LVCC.