More Safety Thanks to Real-Time Data: eHorizon for Dynamic Road Events Wins Major Award


Real-time data make the difference: the eHorizon
enables vehicles to “see around the corner” and
anticipate certain hazards earlier than traditional
radar systems or cameras.

• Continental enhances its eHorizon platform with the cloud-based Dynamic Road Events
solution

• As of 2025, Continental will equip millions of vehicles from a major European car
manufacturer with its solution

• Through smart aggregation of external data sources, the eHorizon for Dynamic Road
Events proactively anticipates hazards and changing road conditions

• It complements vehicle sensor capabilities, supplying real-time information on road
hazards ahead such as stopped vehicles, slippery roads, and accidents

Toulouse/Schwalbach, France/Germany, October 17, 2023. From 2025 on, the technology
company Continental will equip several million vehicles of a major European automobile
manufacturer with the eHorizon for Dynamic Road Events. While connected eHorizon has been
in successful use by a major Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) since 2022, this latest
version of the eHorizon platform enhances road safety for car drivers by offering real-time
insights into road events and potential hazards. In addition to static data such as road geometry
and topology, this pioneering cloud-based solution also incorporates highly reliable dynamic road
event information. This includes traffic congestion, end-of-queue positions, accidents ahead,
construction zones, slippery road conditions, obstacles on the roadway, and more. Therefore, the
eHorizon platform enables vehicles to proactively anticipate and respond to changing road
conditions earlier than traditional sensor capabilities. An example of this proactive response is the
ability to reduce the vehicle’s speed in advance.

“Real-time data can be a game-changer when it comes to avoiding accidents. A few seconds can
make a big difference. While our eHorizon has been in use for many years, we are proud to
announce the integration of Dynamic Road Events into our platform and equip millions of vehicles
with it. This marks a significant milestone on our journey towards our Vision Zero, meaning zero
fatalities, zero injuries and zero crashes,” says Volkmar Knaup, head of the business segment
Connected Car Solutions at Continental.

Smart data aggregation for robust and reliable information streams

A key innovation of the eHorizon platform is its smart data aggregation. By merging different types
of data from various sources, it complements the capabilities of traditional embedded sensors such
as radar systems and cameras, helping to anticipate hazards earlier. To provide highly robust and
reliable services, the platform seamlessly integrates both static and dynamic data from diverse
sources and regions, delivering and integrating them in real time via the cloud. This enables
vehicles to effectively “see around the corner” and take preemptive actions, whether it is adjusting
to a speed limit or avoiding a collision. In addition, by providing data fully customized to vehicle
features, the eHorizon empowers functions of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). As a
result, the eHorizon enhances not only safety, but also comfort and fuel efficiency.

“Thanks to our profound knowledge of automotive features and years of experience in connected
services, we can ensure a seamless integration with the car manufacturer’s driving assistance
systems. This helps to create an enhanced overall driving experience,” adds Xavier Suchocki,
head of the Connected eHorizon product segment at Continental.

A promising future on the horizon

The eHorizon constantly evolves to further increase road safety and driving experiences. It will
continue to expand its data sources and suppliers, diversify event types (e.g., train crossings,
wildlife encounters), and to extend its reach to other regions. Its highly flexible architecture allows
for immediate adaptation to changes and new suppliers. The platform is set to significantly
enhance road safety, changing the way vehicles interact with the driver and their environment and
helping to pave the way for autonomous driving, even under challenging circumstances.

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people
and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable
solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of €39.4
billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.

Real-time data make the difference: the eHorizon enables vehicles to “see around the corner” and anticipate certain hazards earlier than traditional radar systems or cameras.

• Continental enhances its eHorizon platform with the cloud-based Dynamic Road Events solution

• As of 2025, Continental will equip millions of vehicles from a major European car manufacturer with its solution

• Through smart aggregation of external data sources, the eHorizon for Dynamic Road Events proactively anticipates hazards and changing road conditions

• It complements vehicle sensor capabilities, supplying real-time information on road hazards ahead such as stopped vehicles, slippery roads, and accidents

Toulouse/Schwalbach, France/Germany, October 17, 2023. From 2025 on, the technology company Continental will equip several million vehicles of a major European automobile manufacturer with the eHorizon for Dynamic Road Events. While connected eHorizon has been in successful use by a major Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) since 2022, this latest version of the eHorizon platform enhances road safety for car drivers by offering real-time insights into road events and potential hazards. In addition to static data such as road geometry and topology, this pioneering cloud-based solution also incorporates highly reliable dynamic road event information. This includes traffic congestion, end-of-queue positions, accidents ahead, construction zones, slippery road conditions, obstacles on the roadway, and more. Therefore, the eHorizon platform enables vehicles to proactively anticipate and respond to changing road conditions earlier than traditional sensor capabilities. An example of this proactive response is the ability to reduce the vehicle's speed in advance.

“Real-time data can be a game-changer when it comes to avoiding accidents. A few seconds can make a big difference. While our eHorizon has been in use for many years, we are proud to announce the integration of Dynamic Road Events into our platform and equip millions of vehicles with it. This marks a significant milestone on our journey towards our Vision Zero, meaning zero fatalities, zero injuries and zero crashes,” says Volkmar Knaup, head of the business segment Connected Car Solutions at Continental.

Smart data aggregation for robust and reliable information streams

A key innovation of the eHorizon platform is its smart data aggregation. By merging different types of data from various sources, it complements the capabilities of traditional embedded sensors such as radar systems and cameras, helping to anticipate hazards earlier. To provide highly robust and reliable services, the platform seamlessly integrates both static and dynamic data from diverse sources and regions, delivering and integrating them in real time via the cloud. This enables vehicles to effectively “see around the corner” and take preemptive actions, whether it is adjusting to a speed limit or avoiding a collision. In addition, by providing data fully customized to vehicle features, the eHorizon empowers functions of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). As a result, the eHorizon enhances not only safety, but also comfort and fuel efficiency.

“Thanks to our profound knowledge of automotive features and years of experience in connected services, we can ensure a seamless integration with the car manufacturer’s driving assistance systems. This helps to create an enhanced overall driving experience,” adds Xavier Suchocki, head of the Connected eHorizon product segment at Continental.

A promising future on the horizon

The eHorizon constantly evolves to further increase road safety and driving experiences. It will continue to expand its data sources and suppliers, diversify event types (e.g., train crossings, wildlife encounters), and to extend its reach to other regions. Its highly flexible architecture allows for immediate adaptation to changes and new suppliers. The platform is set to significantly enhance road safety, changing the way vehicles interact with the driver and their environment and helping to pave the way for autonomous driving, even under challenging circumstances.

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of €39.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.

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