The first set of driving test results for Continental’s connected, cloud-based electronic horizon (eHorizon) technology, has been compiled.
eHorizon enables the incorporation into the digital map of events such as weather and traffic or the location of roadworks, and then makes this information available for vehicle electronics.
Conti is testing the reliability of the dynamic eHorizon and its various applications in a series of new demo vehicles. The vehicles are connected to Continental’s backend platform via a mobile radio module, allowing data exchange in both directions. The onboard systems thereby constantly receive updated route and surroundings information such as additional topographical data or temporary speed limits.
The connected vehicles can also feedback information from their own sensors and onboard systems to the cloud. In doing so, the vehicles make their own contribution to constantly improving and updating the map material and the additional information. Continental developers are using this “swarm” principle as a basis for numerous intelligent applications.
November 18, 2015