TomTom, Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD) and DENSO, have announced a successful proof of concept demonstrating a fast high definition (HD) map-building method for roads, essential for safer autonomous driving.
TRI-AD’s test vehicles were equipped with DENSO sensors, TRI-AD’s Automated Mapping Platform (AMP), and TomTom’s cloud-based transactional mapping platform.
The vehicle sensors are used to collect road observations for input into TomTom’s cloud-based transactional mapping platform.
Willem Strijbosch, Head of Autonomous Driving at TomTom, says: “At TomTom we believe a multi-sourced HD map is essential to making safer autonomous driving possible. Survey vehicles, crowdsourced data and human moderation, amongst other data sources, enable TomTom’s HD map to be extremely fast and accurate. Together with DENSO and TRI-AD, TomTom is proud to have successfully delivered a fast mapmaking method capable of updating the TomTom HD Map, on the fly.”
Mandali Khalesi, Vice President of Automated Driving Strategy and Mapping, TRI-AD, adds, “Working with our partners, we have demonstrated the smooth integration of automotive sensors and scalable HD map generation through AMP. This brings us one step closer to a future where surface road automated mobility is available for all.”
Norio Fujimori, Executive Fellow, DENSO, says: “We look forward to working on many more successful collaborations with TRI-AD and TomTom. Together our hardware and software will transform future mobility.”
The location technology specialist TomTom is headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 30 countries,