Dutch traffic and navigation solutions provider TomTom has introduced map-based all-in-one advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) software intended to make driving safer.

TomTom Virtual Horizon will connect digital maps and ADAS functionality to provide actionable information about the road ahead.

The software is pre-integrated with the company’s ADAS Map and can be used by both automated and non-automated vehicles.

In non-automated vehicles, TomTom Virtual Horizon can alert the driver about changes in speed limits or a sharp bend ahead on the route. This improves drivers’ awareness and gives them more time to take action.

In automated vehicles, the software will allow more informed decision-making without the driver’s involvement.

TomTom Virtual Horizon supports all the company’s ADAS Map road attributes, including speed limits, traffic signs, lane information and traffic lights.

TomTom Automotive managing director Antoine Saucier said: “While we continue to join forces with automakers to develop next-generation technologies like self-driving cars, we are most proud when we bring to market affordable advanced technologies that will make driving safer and easier for everyone, not just a select few.

“TomTom Virtual Horizon will bring actionable information about the road ahead, way beyond the vision of drivers and vehicle sensors, that will improve road safety around the world.”

TomTom Virtual Horizon is currently in production with several brands. The software will help automobile manufacturers comply with the EU’s forthcoming Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) regulations.

Last December, the company collaborated with the European Commission-backed Data for Road Safety initiative to develop a system to alert drivers to dangerous driving conditions.

The solution’s proof of concept (POC) involved the exchange of vehicle-generated data and infrastructure information by using a decentralised data collaboration architecture.