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Continental partners with Iveco to increase safety and fuel-savings

Technology company Continental and Here Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform, will power all of Iveco’s commercial vehicles across the EU with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and fuel-saving functions.

These will be delivered through Continental’s eHorizon platform, aggregating and delivering Here map content, with data exchange enabled by Continental’s scalable 4G/5G telematics control unit.

All new Iveco heavy-duty, medium duty, buses and light duty vehicles produced for the EU market from 2023 onwards will utilise Here maps designed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

The Here ADAS Map delivers high-quality speed limit information for all EU roads. It is constantly matched with the GPS signal provided by Continental’s eHorizon, which aggregates the data and delivers it to the relevant electronic control units.

The solution supports Iveco’s compliance with the recent EU ISA regulation, which requires commercial and passenger vehicles to indicate the current legal speed limit to drivers in direct line of sight.

The map can be securely updated via the cloud of the vehicle manufacturer yearly or every six months as an option. Alternatively, it is also possible to update it in workshops via USB.

In addition to the fresh and accurate speed limit data, the Here ADAS Map also contains detailed road attributes, including topology, elevation, curvature, slope and more.

Accordingly, Here and Continental enable Iveco commercial vehicles to indicate deceleration to an appropriate speed when nearing a roundabout and to then indicate acceleration to the legal speed once they have left the roundabout.

On top of providing ISA functionalities, Here and Continental collaborate to provide the eHorizon fuel-saving function which has been installed in Iveco vehicles supplied for the EU since 2016.

Based on Here and Continental data, which is aggregated by the eHorizon, Iveco’s Cruise Control software adapts the vehicle’s driving style to the road, helping to reduce fuel consumption by between three and five per cent.

Introduced in 2012, Continental says its eHorizon technology has helped customers to save more than six billion litres of fuel, equaling more than 17 million tons of CO2 saved.