Mitsubishi Motors and TomTom keep drivers moving smoothly and safely with new driver assistance technology
Vincent Demuynck·Mar 31, 2021

Mitsubishi Motors and TomTom keep drivers moving smoothly and safely with new driver assistance technology

Vincent Demuynck
Manager Product Marketing Automotive
Mar 31, 2021 · 2 min read
The New MI-PILOT Assist Incorporates TomTom ADAS Map Data | TomTom Newsroom

All drivers want to feel secure and relaxed behind the wheel. Owners of the new Mitsubishi Outlander are enjoying safer, more comfortable drives thanks to Mitsubishi Intelligent Pilot Assist, powered by the TomTom ADAS Map with Speed Limits. Here’s how our collaboration supports improved driver assistance for stress-free journeys.

For carmakers, it is vital to keep improving existing vehicle safety functions, so that drivers enjoy smoother journeys and the roads become safer for us all.

As use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) becomes more common, new regulations and vehicle safety ratings are raising the benchmark for safe automated driving (AD). For example, NCAP car safety ratings and upcoming legislation for Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) require ADAS to incorporate accurate speed limit information to combat the issue of speeding.

To meet these demands, accurate digital maps are a must. Map technology makes it possible for AD systems to look beyond the limited range of onboard sensors. The TomTom ADAS Map supplies attributes about road gradient and curvature, traffic signs, speed restrictions and more to allow vehicles to not only ‘see’ the road ahead but anticipate it.

And now, Mitsubishi Intelligent Pilot Assist (MI-PILOT Assist), powered by the TomTom ADAS Map, is helping drivers of new Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs enjoy safer and more comfortable drives. MI-PILOT Assist allows for safer driving and incorporates digital map data to anticipate the road ahead.

Increased control and comfort on the highway

MI-PILOT Assist is a system that assists vehicle acceleration, braking and steering operations when driving on a single lane on a highway. The system not only improves safety by controlling the speed of a vehicle, it also helps the driver enjoy a smoother and more comfortable ride.

The new MI-PILOT Assist incorporates TomTom ADAS Map data, such as road curvature and speed limits. With this data, the ADAS function can pro-actively adapt speed based on accurate and up-to-date information about the road at hand and ahead.

All-new Mitsubishi Outlander North American models are equipped with the MI-PILOT Assist system. It offers active control of the steering wheel to keep the car in the center of the lane, as well as radar-based cruise control that will bring the car to a stop when traffic ahead stops, and then pull away again as the lead car pulls away. And the system communicates with the in-dash navigation system to compensate for curves or road conditions. It is truly world class.

Kentaro Honda

Segment Chief Vehicle Engineer (Lead Engineer) for the Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander with intelligent pilot assist

Taking safety seriously

Adapting the vehicle speed to the legal speed limit is also part of the upcoming General Safety Regulation (GSR) for ISA. With MI-PILOT Assist, Mitsubishi Motors is anticipating ISA legislation by fusing camera observations and ADAS map data with speed limits for optimal accuracy and performance.

The TomTom ADAS Map includes wide coverage of explicit and implicit speed limits in North America, Australia, Europe and other regions. Regular over-the-air map updates from TomTom ensure driver assistance systems have the freshest information to help them plan safer maneuvers.

“We are truly delighted to power MI-PILOT Assist in the new Mitsubishi Outlander with TomTom ADAS Map content,” said Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive. “Our collaboration is helping increase safety and comfort for Mitsubishi drivers around the world.”

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