Emissions Cut Behind Delphi and TomTom Collaboration

UK autonomous driving specialist Delphi Technologies has announced a collaboration with navigation provider TomTom in a bid to radically cut transport emissions.

The pair hope to devise electronic and software applications designed to improve vehicle fuel efficiency through the use of real-time mapping data. Delphi’s Intelligent Driving controls will use real-time mapping data to predict changing driving conditions, such as route infrastructure, topography, traffic congestion and weather. Collation and analysis of this data could improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and shorten commute times.

The collaboration intends that data enabled by automated and connected technologies will improve propulsion efficiency, safety and range of all vehicles irrespective of the powertrains being employed.

Mary Gustanski, chief technology officer at Delphi, said: “Smart propulsion solutions are the next logical step in transportation. Our collaboration with TomTom will help us to find new opportunities to integrate more information about a driver’s route, in order to enhance our proprietary Intelligent Driving controls and allow vehicles to drive better, cleaner and further.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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