Intermap Technologies and Visteon Corporation Complete Successful Joint Development of Automotive Predictive Adaptive Front-lighting System

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15 Jul, 2009

System enhances visibility when driving at night or during adverse weather by directing headlights into upcoming curves

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


DENVER & Kerpen, Germany - Intermap Technologies, a leading global 3D mapping company, today announced completion of the initial stage of a joint development agreement with Visteon Corp., an internationally recognized automotive technology developer and supplier. The focus of the agreement is to develop a predictive adaptive front-lighting system (Predictive AFS) for passenger vehicles. The advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), which automatically turns a vehicle's headlights into an upcoming bend in the road, has been successfully road tested in Germany.

As part of the agreement, Intermap provided Visteon with the Company's NEXTMap® 3D road geometry data for a specified test area in Germany. The Predictive AFS uses a small map extract of the road ahead of the current vehicle position known as ADAS Horizon (AH). Intermap developed a module that prepares the AH data and streams the data to the vehicle bus. For presentation and test purposes, Intermap developed a NEXTMap 3D Horizon, that virtually extends the driver's knowledge of the road ahead by visualizing the AH data sent to the vehicle's CAN bus in the ADASIS protocol format.

Dr. Markus Klein, senior manager of exterior lighting for Visteon said, "With this real-life testing, we again received confirmation of Intermap´s high-quality NEXTMap 3D road geometry product. Moreover, it has been very impressive to find their predictive adaptive lighting application, the critical map-matching component within NEXTMap 3D Horizon, working so well. Furthermore, the insight gained thus far from this joint ADAS project places Visteon in an even more innovative and leading position in the external lighting market."

"Our joint development effort with Visteon has been very rewarding," stated Eric DesRoche, senior vice president of automotive for Intermap Technologies. "Visteon has long been recognized for its forward-looking expertise in the automotive sector. This expertise, combined with our highly accurate 3D geometric data, has created a proven predictive adaptive front-lighting system that allows manufacturers of passenger vehicles to provide drivers and passengers with a high degree of personal safety."

About Intermap Technologies

Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO, AIM: IMAP.L) is a preeminent digital mapping company creating uniform high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth's surface. The Company is proactively remapping entire countries and building uniform national databases, called NEXTMap®, consisting of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications emerge within the GIS, engineering, automotive, GPS maps, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, hydrology, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets. 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 850 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit  

NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation

About Visteon Corporation 

Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 27 countries and employs approximately 31,000 people.



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