Autoliv Shows Automotive Positioning and ADAS at 2017 CES
January 9, 2017
Autoliv, Inc., a manufacturer of automotive safety systems with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, released its sixth-generation, aftermarket location and positioning module at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Accurate and reliable positioning and localization are critical for today's vehicles containing advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and active safety systems, and even more essential in future autonomous vehicle systems.
Autoliv is offering GNSS its new RoadScape GNSS Module supporting systems in North America, Europe, Russia, China, and Japan. Autoliv's new RoadScape Horizon modules and evaluation kits are designed to provide GNSS positioning as well as the relevant road attributes from a specially designed digital ADAS map.
Having enhanced GNSS positioning coupled with context of the environment of the road in the form of digital map data (e.g., road signs, curves, hills, tunnels) greatly improves the performance of the line-of-sight sensors used in advanced driver assistance systems, according to the company. Architectures containing “contextually aware” sensors provide added value to active safety and autonomous driving applications.
"We developed these products to compete with embedded solutions by focusing on full installed cost, flexibility of packaging, BUS architecture compatibility, functional safety and the evolving need for lane level positioning for the future," says Scott Nist, product director for GPS/Horizon/V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) at Autoliv.
Autoliv designs its RoadScape products to align with customer’s future architecture needs, the company says. The GNSS and Horizon modules have common footprints and interconnects. As future automotive digital mapping and cloud data services evolve, that will facilitate the product development path for RoadScape Position, Horizon, and mapping platforms, according to the company.
The GNSS Module will begin production in 2017 and engineering samples are available upon request. ADAS Horizon software will be available in 2017 and ASIL-B Horizon modules will be ready for production in 2019.
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