Delphi Technologies says new ADAS Map innovation delivers fuel savings of more than 10 percent in passenger cars
Delphi Technologies, along with location technology specialist TomTom, announced that real-world use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), combined with real-time mapping data and propulsion software optimization, can deliver fuel savings of more than 10 percent. The use of this collective software technology can reduce costs by leveraging equipment found on vehicles today, without compromising drive times or preferred routes.
The results were achieved through road tests of Delphi Technologies’ Intelligent Driving prototype vehicle using TomTom’s ADAS map. The testing involved a range of mixed-use routes to validate the system’s fuel economy benefits under a variety of real-world driving conditions. The TomTom ADAS Map provides enriched, highly accurate data on speed limits, lane information, gradient, road curvature and traffic signs. Delphi Technologies’ Intelligent Driving software suite, together with the TomTom data, helps the car’s propulsion system improve speed and control by anticipating the road ahead, thus reducing energy consumption.
“The significant efficiency gains from our collaboration with TomTom demonstrate how our proprietary Intelligent Driving system, combined with the right high-fidelity mapping data, can enable everyday vehicles to drive cleaner, better and further without compromises,” says Paul Farrell, senior vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development, Delphi Technologies.
Testing on the 48-volt mild-hybrid passenger car prototype showed that driving times remained largely the same, both with and without Intelligent Driving. Yet, powertrain efficiency was dramatically improved when the TomTom ADAS Map was activated. Conducted with different drivers who selected their preferred routes, the testing also demonstrated the system’s adaptability and capacity to deliver results without compromising the driving experience.