Iveco to use positioning data for fuel saving functions in trucks

Iveco to use positioning data for fuel saving functions in trucks

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Automotive supplier Continental and location data provider HERE Technologies will power all of Iveco’s commercial vehicles across the EU with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and fuel-saving functions. These will be delivered through Continental’s eHorizon platform, aggregating and delivering HERE map content.

All new Iveco heavy-duty, medium duty, buses and light duty vehicles produced for the EU market from 2023 onwards will utilize HERE high-precision maps designed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Delivered through a 4G/5G telematics control unit, the HERE ADAS Map delivers precise speed limit information for all EU roads. It is constantly matched with the GPS signal provided by Continental’s eHorizon, which aggregates the data and delivers it to the relevant electronic control units inside the vehicles. The solution supports Iveco’s compliance with EU ISA regulation, which requires commercial and passenger vehicles to indicate the current legal speed limit to drivers in direct line of sight. The map can be updated via the cloud of the car manufacturer yearly or every 6 months as an option. Alternatively, it is also possible to update it in workshops via the USB interface.

In addition to accurate speed limit data in real-time, the HERE ADAS Map also contains detailed road attributes, including topology, elevation, curvature, slope and more. Accordingly, HERE and Continental enable users of these data to indicate deceleration to an appropriate speed when nearing a roundabout or a tight curve and to then indicate acceleration to the legal speed once they have left the roundabout or curve.

On top of providing ISA functionalities, HERE and Continental collaborate to provide the eHorizon fuel-saving function which has been installed in Iveco vehicles supplied for the EU since 2016. Based on the data provided, which is aggregated by the eHorizon, Iveco’s Cruise Control software adapts the vehicle’s driving style to the road, helping to reduce fuel consumption by between 3 and 5 %. Introduced in 2012, the eHorizon technology has helped customers to save more than six billion liters of fuel, equaling more than 17 million tons of CO2 saved, Continental claims.

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