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MAPS&ADAS SafeMap Joint Workshop- February 2007
Creation date: 15 November 2006
On 1st February 2007 the IP PReVENT MAPS&ADAS project and the SafeMap project will hold its joint workshop in Paris. The theme for the workshop will be ‘How digital maps can contribute to road safety- from Navigation to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems’.
This joint workshop will be a major opportunity for key actors from public sector (public and road authorities), industry sector (vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers, map providers and service providers) and research organisations to learn from the results of IP PReVENT MAPS&ADAS and SafeMap projects and to exchange views on open issues including the provision and maintenance of safety attributes.
Using the digital maps developed for in-vehicle navigation systems as a starting point, MAPS&ADAS is producing safety-enhanced maps. These maps are more detailed and contain more information than the digital maps currently used for navigation, including information on traffic signs, curves, slopes and speed limits.
To be able to give the best possible assistance to the driver, ADAS applications are dependent on an accurate view of the car’s environment. This is obtained by collecting information from a variety of sensors. Digital maps complement vehicle speed and position sensors such as lasers and video cameras, which have limited range, to extend the driver horizon at least 500 to 1000 metres ahead. In this way, drivers can be alerted to what is coming after the next road curve or intersection.
In addition to its work on gathering and updating safety information for digital maps, the MAPS&ADAS project is also developing and testing a standardised interface for ADAS applications and map data sources. Together with the safety-enhanced maps, this interface forms the basis of the “ADAS Horizon” concept.
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