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24 May 2018

Here Technologies and partners to deliver standardised HD map

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Here Technologies and its partners in East Asia are to develop a standardised high definition (HD) map of the road environment from 2020. Through their OneMap Alliance, the companies say they intend to offer a solution that will guide self-driving cars safely and efficiently.

These regional mapping partners include China-based NavInfo, Increment P (IPC) from Japan and SK Telecom Korea. Here says the global HD map offering is aligned to the specification developed for Here HD Live Map.

Here’s HD Live Map is a cloud-based service that consists of various tiled mapping layers that are highly accurate and continuously updated to support connected advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving solutions.

Ralf Herrtwich, senior vice president of services at Here, says automakers sourcing from the OneMap Alliance partners will be able to utilise a map that is harmonised across regions.

“This simplified way of sourcing the map will also help reduce automakers' development time and unnecessary costs."

IPC has invested in Dynamic Map Platform (DMP) and other map companies and automakers in Japan to develop HD three-dimensional map data.

Takumi Jinguji, president and CEO of IPC, says: "With IPC's map technology, HD map data developed by DMP will be provided to European and American automakers through Here HD Live Map."

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