TomTom (TOM2) and Zenuity will be collaborating for the development of an end-to-end autonomous driving software called “Zenuity Connected Roadview”. TomTom will contribute its HD mapping expertise in order to deal with localization, perception and path planning in the Zenuity autonomous driving software stack, with the help of on-vehicle sensors such as cameras, radar and LiDAR, so that the map can be updated continuously updated in real time. The partnership between the two companies is meant to expedite the progress made by OEMs with regard to AD/ADAS by leveraging the vision, radar, and LiDAR localization and live update capabilities of Tom-Tom and Zenuity.
Vehicle will be able to use Zenuity Connected Roadview to gain better understanding of the local road geometry. This is expected to assist with smoother braking when the vehicle enters a curved stretch and to offer steering assistance when lane markers are either absent or poor.
TomTom’s HD Map is a digital map product that can make automated vehicles safer and more comfortable by acting in tandem with sensors, thus facilitating accurate localization and enabling path planning.
Currently, TomTom’s HD Map has mapped over 380,000 km of highways and interstates in the US, Western Europe and Japan.
TomTom will deliver its TomTom HD Map content to Zenuity’s Connected Roadview via TomTom AutoStream. TomTom Autostream is an innovative map delivery service for autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems that the company just unveiled at CES. Thus, the map for powering advanced driving functions is always the latest, amd maximizes the comfort and safety of the passengers in the vehicle.
Zenuity is a key player in the field of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) technologies. The company hopes to have its first driver assistance products available for sale by 2019, and autonomous driving technologies are expected to follow shortly thereafter.
Zenuity, has offices in Sweden (Gothenburg), U.S. (Detroit), and in Germany (Munich), and is a joint venture of Autoliv and Volvo Cars.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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