Electronic horizon provides vision beyond the line of sight

A production ready electronic horizon module is being shown at ITS World Congress for providing distant contextual information to on-board safety systems.

Autoliv has introduced its Electronic Horizon module which provides beyond-line-of-sight road context and information to safety and efficiency systems at the 22nd Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress held in Bordeaux, France.

The introduction of the technology is a direct benefit of its acquisition of the Automotive business of MACOM, which it announced in July.

Electronic Horizon uses selected road data attributes from a digital map database, GNSS (GPS) and inertial sensors for precise vehicle positioning and software algorithms to identify safety and energy efficiency attributes. These combine to provide a predictive context of the road ahead of the vehicle. Autoliv’s implementation results in a credit card size module designed to meet automotive safety specifications and operating independently from any other onboard system.

“This innovative product is another example of Autoliv’s commitment to world class safety systems for the automotive industry”, said Stefan Kroenung, President, Autoliv Active Safety. “Our Electronic Horizon implementation is a perfect extension to our portfolio of active safety sensors.”

The stand-alone Electronic Horizon module is designed for low cost fleet-wide vehicle implementations. The module is compatible with future vehicle needs including wired and wireless vehicle interfaces with cloud computing for incremental map updates and is capable of delivering data to customer specific applications. Autoliv is demonstrating some of these advanced features at its exhibit in the ITS World Congress.

“Our Horizon module is helping to save more lives,” said Scott Nist, Managing Director of GPS/Horizon solutions. “With the active safety systems market segment expanding rapidly and the impending emergence of automated vehicles, accurate localisation and horizon data is essential to providing critical context about the road ahead so that onboard sensors and systems can react appropriately.”

Autoliv’s Horizon module is available for development as well as production platforms immediately.

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