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TomTom launches map service for autonomous vehicles

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TomTom has announced the launch of a new map delivery service for autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems.

The company made the announcement of TomTom AutoStream at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and said its first partners to use the technology will be Baidu and Zenuity.

It says TomTom AutoStream enables vehicles to build a horizon for the road ahead by streaming the latest map data from the TomTom cloud and that by ensuring that the map used to power advanced driving functions is always the latest, TomTom AutoStream enhances driver comfort and safety.

Willem Strijbosch, TomTom’s Head of Autonomous Driving, said, “The launch of TomTom AutoStream is a game-changer for OEMs and technology companies that are working on the future of driving. TomTom AutoStream allows vehicles to access the latest, most up-to-date TomTom map data for their driving automation functions.”

TomTom says AutoStream is designed in a flexible way, allowing customers to customise the map data stream based on criteria such as sensor configuration and horizon length. It can stream a wide variety of map data including ADAS attributes such as gradient and curvature, and the TomTom HD Map with RoadDNA and that this flexibility allows customers to use AutoStream to power a wide range of driving automation functions.

“Our early investment in the TomTom advanced map-making platform means that we can continue to deliver revolutionary innovations like TomTom AutoStream,”Strijbosch continued. “With TomTom AutoStream we can significantly simplify and shorten the development time for our customers, accelerating the future of driving.”

 

 
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