TomTom launches Map-based ADAS system

  • July 20, 2021
  • William Payne

TomTom has launched a map-based ADAS system for passenger and commercial vehicle OEMs. TomTom Virtual Horizon is designed to connect digital maps and ADAS and allow vehicles to see beyond the range of their sensors.

Virtual Horizon supports vehicles without embedded navigation as well as automated vehicles. 

TomTom Virtual Horizon provides precise positioning, intelligent route prediction, and a horizon provider compliant with industry standard protocols.

The new software is built on TomTom’s existing ADAS map and supports all the TomTom ADAS Map’s road attributes including speed limits, traffic signs, gradient, curvature, lane information and traffic lights. 

Use cases for the solution include predictive powertrain control to minimise emissions as well as improved battery management for hybrid and electric vehicles.

“While TomTom continues to join forces with automakers to develop next-generation technologies like self-driving cars, we are most proud when we bring to market affordable advanced technologies that will make driving safer and easier for everyone, not just the select few,” said Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive. “TomTom Virtual Horizon will bring actionable information about the road ahead, way beyond the vision of drivers and vehicle sensors, that will improve road safety around the world.”