NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation will, in conjunction with Magneti Marelli, the global automotive hi-tech systems and components supplier, premier the results of their latest technological co-operation – Automotive Integrated Navigation. Aimed at improving safety and reducing fuel consumption, the Automotive Integrated Navigation integrates NAVTEQ’s map enriched with ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems) specific attributes with Magneti Marelli’s latest embedded electronic systems resulting in a wide range of innovative new functions.
NAVTEQ and Magneti Marelli are collaborating to reach a new technological edge that drives towards an Automotive Integrated Navigation that means navigation effectively and truly inter-connected with the “system” of the vehicle in all its parts and settings and graded to physical characteristics of the car environment. The applications resulting from this collaboration have the possibility to be easily turned into real products in the next future.
The two companies are demonstrating four new flagship ADAS applications on the NAVTEQ stand: Hall 2/1, Stand 231.
“Green Routing”: the first step towards Eco-navigation
This application enables the calculation of ‘green’ journeys using the least possible fuel. Fuel consumption is linked to the precise configuration of a car, traffic information and the road characteristics included in NAVTEQ maps: bends, slopes, speed limits etc. Magneti Marelli stand-alone GPS device already has a first generation of this option - using a wireless connection, Magneti Marelli has developed a system that is able to use vehicle engine data together with the NAVTEQ map, in order to calculate the most appropriate route.
“Green Driving”: responsible driving based on real time feed back
With NAVTEQ maps integrated, the Magneti Marelli on-board system allows adaptation of parameters such as power injection and acceleration commands and also provides intelligent gearbox management. Consequently all integrated systems can be optimised and the driver can drive more responsibly based on suggestions regarding speeds and gear.
Improved road sign recognition
Today, advanced technologies make it possible to better access multiple sources of data, in particular through the use of a camera acting as a ‘third eye’ to help in the recognition of road signs. The Magneti Marelli system combines NAVTEQ maps data with camera information to provide the driver with accurate road signs information.
Safety: lighting control (headlights), angling into bends, up slopes etc.
NAVTEQ maps with ADAS attributes list potentially dangerous sections of road so they can be visualised in advance. The Magneti Marelli system, with the input of NAVTEQ maps, controls the direction of the vehicle lights helping the system to adjust the beam either vertically or horizontally.
Advanced connected services: customization and mobility
NAVTEQ and Magneti Marelli have shared their expertise to offer new and innovative connected services via Magneti Marelli’s wireless internet connection. This application offers real-time connectivity and enables updates of applications and software, map updates and dynamic content such as traffic information. The architecture of this software makes it possible to overlay new content in navigation application.
See demonstrations on the NAVTEQ stand: Hall 2/1, Stand 231.