TomTom announces publicly available test map data for Highly Automated Driving in Metro Detroit

TomTom announced the availability of Highly Automated Driving (HAD) map content in the metro Detroit area. Car makers and HAD-related companies can now use TomTom’s high-definition maps for precise vehicle positioning, enabling future self-driving cars to see beyond their sensors.

TomTom announced the availability of Highly Automated Driving (HAD) map content in the metro Detroit area. Car makers and HAD-related companies can now use TomTom’s high-definition maps for precise vehicle positioning, enabling future self-driving cars to see beyond their sensors.

By making high-definition map content readily available, the company intends to make HAD a reality faster. According to a company representative, intense demand for high-definition maps is fueled by automated driving as a new growth driver.

TomTom continues to pioneer leading technologies that will allow the emergence of automated cars. At CES 2015, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept ‘Jack’, featuring TomTom HAD prototype maps successfully completed the long-distance test drive, over 560 miles from San Francisco to Las Vegas.

Source and photos: TomTom announces publicly available test map data for Highly Automated Driving in Metro Detroit, TomTom, 3 June 2015.

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