Positioning and Navigation Systems in Traffic and Automotive Engineering
An important objective of positioning and navigation systems in the field of automotive engineering is protecting vulnerable road users. Technologies from Fraunhofer IIS help enable the early detection of persons in the vicinity or path of a motor vehicle who cannot yet be seen and to warn the driver so that a collision can be avoided or at least significantly mitigated. The infrastructure needed for positioning could be installed in the car while the vulnerable road user would wear transponder “amulets” to enable cooperative location sensing.
Driver assistance systems represent an additional field of application for positioning and navigation technologies. This includes precise, satellite-based GPS/Galileo receiver systems that provide improved, meter-accurate positioning without relying on external correction data for applications such as lane keeping and merging assistance, traffic flow optimization and energy-optimized driving.