Real-time HD map updating collaboration

September 7th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

TomTom, the location technology specialist, and Hella Aglaia, a global supplier of computer vision software to the automotive industry, are collaborating to update the TomTom High Definition (HD Map) in real time using crowdsourced camera data from vehicles. The location company’s mapping product is a critical component for safe and comfortable autonomous driving. As part of the collaboration, Hella Aglaia will use AutoStream – TomTom’s map delivery system – to access the latest TomTom HD Map on demand and will use it in vehicles for accurate localisation. In addition, Hella Aglaia will share processed camera data to TomTom’s cloud-based mapping system for autonomous driving, updating the the mapping product in real time. This will be achieved by generating crowdsourced map updates called Roadagrams, which are used to ensure the HD Map reflects the reality of the road. TomTom AutoStream then delivers the updated map data back to the vehicle. The technology will be demonstrated to automakers and Tier 1s by the end of the year.

Contact TomTom, www.tomtom.com

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