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3-D Mapping Creates Virtual Paths For Driverless Vehicles

Posted on July 27, 2015

Drivers wanted: Hundreds if not thousands of driven map data vehicles, such as this one from Nokia, will have to record everything along all streets and roadways before driverless vehicles can someday maneuver.
Drivers wanted: Hundreds if not thousands of driven map data vehicles, such as this one from Nokia, will have to record everything along all streets and roadways before driverless vehicles can someday maneuver.

This group of engineers isn't particularly interested in traditional mapping, also known as "turn-by-turn" — the kind people use to find their way with Google Maps.

The maps they're developing aren't even intended for people to use, not directly. Ultimately, they are intended to guide self-driving vehicles. Robot to robot.

Berlin-based Nokia Here calls them HD maps, for high definition. HD maps are considered so important to the auto industry that a group of three carmakers — Daimler, BMW and Audi — are in talks with Nokia to buy Here for themselves.

The automation of automobiles that will someday be driverless is well underway.

Los Angeles Times article here

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