TomTom to Develop New Traffic Service for Future of Driving

TomTom has announced its developing a ultra-fast lane level traffic technology supporting autonomous driving and smarter mobility. Research will be done in cooperation with Cisco to leverage roadside data captured by Cisco’s array of sensors, routers and controllers to create the next generation of traffic information technology. The research combines Cisco’s data with TomTom’s traffic fusion technology and expertise, supported by Cisco’s Internet of Things platform. One particularly innovative aspect of this cooperation is the use of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology, which has the ability to convert a fibre optic cable into an array of virtual microphones that detect and measure... (read more)
2017-07-13 11:59:04

TomTom and Elektrobit Reveal HD Map Horizon for Automated Driving

TomTom, a leading independent location technology specialist, and Elektrobit, an award-winning global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, has announced the release of an industry-first HD map horizon for automated driving. The map helps vehicles to build a highly accurate virtual picture of the road ahead, enhancing driver safety and comfort. By streaming the latest TomTom HD Maps via TomTom AutoStream through Elektrobit’s ‘EB robinos Predictor’ onboard software, the map targets vehicles with a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Automation Level of 2 and higher. It is compliant with the automotive industry’s Advanced Driver Assistance... (read more)
2019-03-11 10:11:55

Driving Address Management Efficiency Using a Corporate Gazetteer

Whatever your business, using poor quality, inaccurate address data is going to impact on more than just your reputation. In fact, the lack of an effective address management system is likely to cost your organisation thousands of pounds in wasted staff hours, both in the office and out in the field, ineffective billing and for the emergency services, it could even risk lives. In large organisations, there are likely to be multiple departments and systems creating and managing records for the same address. For example, in a Local Authority the same address could be used by a council tax system,... (read more)
2018-10-05 12:14:43

TomTom and Delphi Technologies Collaborate on Intelligent Driving Solutions

TomTom, the location technology specialist, has announced it is collaborating with Delphi Technologies to help powertrains (which affects a vehicles’ drive performance) in becoming predictive. The powertrain control system will be enriched with TomTom’s maps, so it knows what’s up ahead. Map data such as speed limits and road gradient combine to control a vehicle’s speed, reducing energy consumption and helping improve safety. Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive, said “Making every journey safe and comfortable is only one part of the puzzle – making them as efficient as possible is a huge challenge too. Our collaboration with Delphi Technologies... (read more)
2019-01-07 11:10:57

OGC, GEO & UN-GGIM - Driving the Global Geospatial Agenda

This article sets out to explain the distinct but interrelated roles of the three international bodies which are driving the global geospatial agenda which underpins the need for smart and sustainable growth in the 21st century: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). If you are interested in how the geospatial industry and associated policy supports government and broader commercial sector activities, then it is important to understand the global influences which are shaping these sectors. You need to look at the world... (read more)
2017-08-03 02:57:52

New Solution for Precise Autonomous Vehicle Localisation and Navigation

Civil Maps, a leading developer of cognition software for autonomous vehicles, has announced the availability of Fingerprint Base Map, a scalable solution for precise autonomous vehicle localisation and navigation. Architected from the ground up to meet the demands of production-scale vehicle autonomy, Fingerprint Base Map allows self-driving cars to precisely determine their location in six degrees of freedom (6DoF), while evaluating the safest route to travel. This technology serves as the localisation layer in the company’s HD Semantic Map. For self-driving automakers and mobility companies, Fingerprint Base Map leverages Civil Maps’ proprietary fingerprinting process to tackle some of the most... (read more)
2018-01-10 10:05:39

Location Data Providers Rally for Autonomous Cars Global Standard

A unified worldwide mapping system will guide self-driving cars safely and efficiently. That is the goal of HERE Technologies and its regional mapping partners NavInfo of China, Increment P (IPC)/Pioneer of Japan and SK Telecom of Korea. The four companies announced they 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. Together, the companies plan to offer a consistent HD map across regions at a time when several automakers will be bringing to market vehicles... (read more)
2018-05-24 10:59:08

LG Electronics and HERE Technologies Partner on Autonomous Cars

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. The solution combines LG's advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim to support automakers globally with a robust and secure data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars. When fully developed, telematics, an industry that is defined as the integration of telecommunications and informatics, will play a key role as the communication hub for... (read more)
2018-01-03 10:50:35

VR Simulator Helps Shape Future of Autonomous Vehicle Services

3D Repo, UK, is creating 3D Virtual Reality visualisations to help simulate driverless vehicle routes as part of a GBP 100 million government backed research project. Led by TRL, the project is part of the Smart Mobility Living Lab, located in Greenwich, London. The Living Lab provides a real-life environment where Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) can be developed, evaluated and integrated with the local community.       3D Repo’s cloud-based Building Information Modelling (BIM) collaboration software combines with the latest Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, so enabling visitors to the Living Lab to explore the local transport environment from the convenience of... (read more)
2017-08-10 01:02:57

Civil Maps Releases Fingerprint Base Map for Autonomous Cars

Civil Maps’ Fingerprint Base Map, which was presented at CES 2018, has been released and offers a robust, scalable and precise solution for autonomous vehicle mapping and localisation that forms part of the company´s HD semantic map. The basemap can be updated in real-time and performs in challenging weather situations as well. Explaining the technology behind the product, the company compares it with the Shazam technology for recognising songs with your smartphone: An app grabs an audio snippet of a song, consults a database and when there´s a match, information about the song is passed to the user from the... (read more)
2018-01-31 11:38:38
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