Autonomous drive mapping extended in USA

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HD map of California and Nevada for autonomous cars

Further High Definition maps including RoadDNA physical feature mapping extended to further highways in Nevada and California to support autonomous vehicle testing.

TomTom has launched its High Definition (HD) Map and RoadDNA products covering all interstates and highways in Nevada and extending California coverage to include all highways in addition to the interstates launched in January. By delivering both the highly accurate border-to-border model of the road and a highly optimised lateral and longitudinal view of the roadway, TomTom enables localisation and manoeuvre planning that is critical for autonomous driving.

“With this new HD map coverage, TomTom is proud to offer map coverage for three of the four US states where bills have been passed to allow testing of automated vehicles,” said Alain De Taeye, Member of Management Board at TomTom. “Automated driving continues to push boundaries; at TomTom we’re excited to be playing a role in enabling the automotive industry to bring autonomous driving closer to reality.”

By matching RoadDNA data with vehicle sensor data, a vehicle knows its lane-level location, even while traveling at high speeds or when changes occur to the roadside. The combination of TomTom’s HD Map and RoadDNA delivers accurate and robust technology to provide information about a vehicle’s precise lane-level location when the vehicle is engaged in autonomous driving mode.

This product launch brings TomTom’s HD Map coverage to 68,557 kilometers globally, including 27,631 km in Germany, covering the entire Autobahn network, 22,207 km in California, including US Route 101, Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway), the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge and Interstate 15, 12,925 km in Michigan, including the upper and lower peninsulas and 5,794 km in Nevada, including US Route 50.

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