CeBIT 2008: Latest Technology Around The Car

Topics include other driver assistance systems, new equipment with DVB-T receivers and 3D maps, navigation without GPS via the Wi-Fi network and mobile phones with pilot function.
More safety through driver assistance systems
The car looks soon better than his driver. In today’s vehicles, assistance systems mainly provide protection aboard. In the future, they are networked so that they can exchange important information, bundle and promptly evaluate. While driving a car, these systems increase driving comfort and safety.

For example, camera and LiDAR – radar sensors monitor, maintained the necessary safety distance to the vehicle in front and to the crash barrier, threatening dangers in the lane change or for a night ride suddenly appears a difficult identifiable obstacle. This is the case, the driver is warned about a display as well as acoustically, providing braking pressure is built up. An accident can not avert, enables all safety systems on board. Also an automatic intervention in the Steering or braking system is possible. In case of accidental, a telematics module uses an emergency call over the mobile network.

Better facilities at Navis
Estimated every third Navi already has an MP3 player and thus becomes the mobile entertainer. More and more models received data on the current traffic situation on the info services TMC and TMC-Pro, with which you can automatically bypass traffic jams. New devices with wireless Bluetooth hands-free devices and FM transmitters are presented. Thus you can easy transfer his favorite hits, for example, from your mobile phone on the car speakers. TV fans will enjoy especially a DVB-T receiver chip, allows you use the Navi screen even as compact bags TV. New map software, available from mid-2008, shows all cities in elaborate 3D graphics and easier orientation. In the future also curves, mountains, and speed limits are considered when calculating routes. Sharp bends, dangerous slopes or overtaking, a warning is issued. And by the collaboration between OEMs and the mobile industry, it will be possible from summer 2008 onwards much faster to avoid a traffic jam.

CeBIT premiere: navigation without GPS
In tight urban canyons, the GPS satellite signal is sometimes very weak. Remedy in this case Wi-Fi. The new system uses Wi-Fi networks, commercial hotspots, as well as private Wi-Fi transmitter, and works without access to the data network. The good Wi-Fi supply in the cities and more and more Wi-Fi phones make this possible. ««The CeBIT news on the topic of navigation, safe driving & co. find the halls 14 and 15 (gh)