Someday soon, passenger vehicles will use technology to see far down the road. And that vision of the future is already here for fleet operators using Scania trucks that currently employ a technology called electronic horizon, or eHorizon, to save fuel and reduce emissions as well as accidents.
At the 2015 CES next month, automotive supplier Continental will show how its enhanced version of the technology can be applied to cars. “In principle, eHorizon uses map data to give vehicle electronics a glimpse into the future,” said Helmut Matschi, a member of Continental’s executive board and head of its Interior Division. “This allows the vehicle to adjust to the upcoming route early on and actively reduce consumption.”