Mitsubishi Electric and Here develop road hazard alert system to improve driver safety
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and here have successfully piloted a system that enables vehicles to automatically warn others about upcoming road hazards with lane-level precision.
Lane Hazard Warning enables an event detected by a vehicle’s sensors – such as a disabled or slow car, a slippery road, debris or a pothole – to be precisely localized to a specific lane and this information to be transmitted in real-time via the cloud to other vehicles approaching the same area.
Lane Hazard Warning utilizes a vehicle's sensors together with HD Locator, Mitsubishi Electric’s precise centimeter-level positioning technology, and the Here Open Location Platform, the collaborative big location data platform.
At the end of March, the two companies successfully completed field tests of the technology, called Lane Hazard Warning, in California in the United States. This followed a successful trial in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan last winter.
The companies now intend to make the technology available broadly to automakers for them to test in their vehicles.