NAVTEQ announces strategy for map-enhanced ADAS

NAVTEQ announces strategy for map-enhanced ADAS

Behind this strategy is NAVTEQ's new MPE reference solution, which accelerates the development of ADAS applications embedded directly in a vehicle's electronic control unit, often referred to as the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus, or electronic sensor.

NAVTEQ's reference solution is powered by the NAVTEQ MPETM map, a sub-set of the NAVTEQ map that contains ADAS geometry and precise ADAS attributes. Because the NAVTEQ MPETM map is lower in cost and smaller in file size, it allows for broader vehicle adoption of map-enhanced ADAS applications.

To accelerate the development of ADAS applications, NAVTEQ's reference solution provides a recommended MPE specification, which outlines optimal deployment of the GPS, microprocessor, memory and all required software including map-matching, ADAS Interface Specification and CAN bus interfaces, as well as the NAVTEQ Electronic HorizonTM. NAVTEQ's patented Electronic Horizon algorithms, essential to predictive road information for ADAS, search for and interpret attributes on the road ahead.

This MPE design for map-enhanced ADAS is small enough to be implemented on a credit card-sized circuit board or distributed in the electronics architecture of the vehicle.And, unlike traditional ADAS solutions, the application is always on and does not need a stored navigation route.

"The map and positioning engine reference solution is a fundamentally new way to think about digital maps and GPS positioning in the vehicle electronics architecture," says Bob Denaro, NAVTEQ vice president of ADAS."When it comes to safety and fuel economy, the industry needs a solution that brings the value of digital maps and vehicle positioning to all vehicles. The MPE is the ideal solution for these advanced vehicle performance features."

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