Unified mapping system to guide self-driving cars

June 4th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Here Technologies and its regional mapping partners NavInfo of China, Increment P (IPC)/Pioneer of Japan and SK Telecom of Korea have formed the OneMap Alliance to offer a global, standardised and dynamic high definition (HD) map from 2020. The global HD map offering is aligned to the specification developed for Here HD Live Map – the company’s dynamic digital representation of the road environment that utilises camera and other sensory observations of millions of cars to self-heal. This means that, as the world changes, the map corrects and calibrates itself to ensure it stays useful and trusted. Together, the companies plan to offer a consistent HD map across regions at a time when several automakers will be bringing to market vehicles with high levels of automation. The OneMap Alliance is open to new strategic partners who are shaping the future of automated driving, mobility and smart cities. By sourcing from the OneMap Alliance partners, automakers will be able to leverage a map that is harmonised across regions, offering the same high quality for their vehicles in the US as it does in Europe and Asia.

Contact Dr. Sebastian Kurme, Here Technologies, sebastian.kurme@here.com