Elektrobit launches self-learning software for development of predictive driving

January 4, 2017

EB robinos Predictor delivers accurate topographical data for advanced driver-assistance features in both entry level and premium vehicles

LAS VEGAS (CES 2017, North Hall Booth #6106), January 4, 2017 — Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting-edge, embedded and connected technology solutions for the automotive industry, today announced the first software module for its EB robinos product line — EB robinos Predictor, a solution that provides accurate street map and topographical data for development of predictive driving systems. The new solution features a self-learning algorithm to enable the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), like predictive headlights, curve speed warning and traffic-sign assistance, which require accurate and up-to-date positioning information.

Announced in 2016, EB robinos is the first comprehensive, hardware-agnostic software solution that enables carmakers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers to develop and bring to market highly automated driving (HAD) systems. With EB robinos Predictor, EB has enhanced its popular electronic horizon software — currently on the road in more than three million vehicles —, making it accessible to a more diverse range of models.

EB robinos Predictor consists of three optional components: provider, reconstructor, and a self-learning map module. The first component, provider, is also part of the Dynamic eHorizon solution of Continental AG. EB robinos Predictor supports all important map and industry standards like NDS, Volkswagen PSD, BMW ADAS and ADASIS v2.

EB robinos Predictor especially supports free OpenStreetMaps (OSM) which provides carmakers a cost-effective way to offer premium driver assistance features in even their entry-level vehicles. The software uses this mapping information to generate highly precise data, which is interpreted by EB’s electronic horizon reconstructor software module into information usable by the car’s electronic control unit (ECU). This enables cars to prepare for and respond to real-world situations.

Moreover, map data can be incrementally enriched over the air while the vehicle is driving, using EB’s self-learning algorithm, meaning every vehicle always has the most accurate information about the road ahead.

“Advanced driver assistance systems not only make driving more enjoyable, but also much safer,” says Dr. Björn Giesler, Head of Driver Assistance at EB. “Financial restraints shouldn’t hold carmakers and suppliers back from offering these features to all of their customers, no matter which vehicle model they’re driving. With our open standards approach, we hope to help automakers streamline the development and production of highly automated driving systems, and get them on the fast track to automated driving.”

In 2017, EB expects to release additional, complementary software modules, including EB robinos Grid Fusion and EB robinos Path Planning, as well as an accurate positioning module. EB robinos Predictor is available now.

For more information please visit https://www.elektrobit.com/products/automated-driving/eb-robinos/predictor/


About Elektrobit (EB)
Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software solutions and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 25 years serving the industry, EB‘s software powers over 70 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services. EB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental AG. For more information, visit us at www.elektrobit.com


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