Map and positioning engine module offers 1km predictive road awareness
The M/A-COM Tech MPE module integrates the Navteq MPE Map compiled database to communicate Electronic Horizon messages to the vehicle control domain. This ground-breaking architecture makes road-based predictive information available to vehicle subsystems. Relevant map attributes include enhanced 2D geometry, curvature, absolute height, slope, speed limits and more.
Through advanced safety and efficiency control systems, vehicles can leverage these new inputs to save fuel, extend Hybrid vehicle cruising range, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the robustness of active safety systems. The MPE module can enable a Hybrid powertrain to anticipate a hill and an upcoming regeneration opportunity, a transmission control to dynamically manage shifts based on a pending hill or curve, and a driver to be actively warned if the vehicle speed is unsafe for an upcoming curve. Until now, automobile control systems using road features like geometry, height, slope and curvature, to augment safety and efficiency systems, were required to have an in-dash navigation system as the source of map data.
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