Enabling Research Consortium-Enhanced Digital Maps

The purpose of this project is to develop map database specifications which will enable and/or improve driver safety assistance systems. Enhanced Digital Maps for Safety (EdMap), will develop a variety of digital map data base enhancements that enable or improve the performance of various driver assistance safety systems presently under development or consideration. It is now widely believed that digital map navigation may be able to act as an additional sensor for various driver assistance systems, providing information about the vehicle's relationship to the roadway infrastructure that is not feasible to obtain with other sensors such as radar or computer vision. This will not obviate the need for other sensors, but may add a necessary component to be fused with other data sources for successful implementation of future systems. The results of this effort will provide direction to map suppliers regarding enhancements needed to enable future driver assistance systems, and establish the preliminary feasibility of generating and maintaining these enhancements.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $8200000.00
    • Contract Numbers:



    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Smith, David

      Wilbur, Toni

    • Performing Organizations:

      Navigation Technologies




      DaimlerChrysler Corporation


      General Motors Corporation

      3044 West Grand Boulevard
      Detroit, MI  United States  48202

      Ford Motor Company

      The American Road
      Dearborn, MI  United States  48127

      Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership

    • Start Date: 20010402
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20040430
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10948

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458590
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-01-X-00014, IVI-113
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:46PM