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Autonomous Cars Will Have Enhanced Safety: Thanks to Mapping by QUALCOMM and TomTom NV
The world quickly embracing the use of autonomous vehicles and this has put big automakers to a task. However, these vehicles must be safe and efficient, which raises the need for accurate mapping data. This need has motivated a partnership between QUALCOMM, Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and TomTom NV(AMS:TOM2).
The duo will endeavor to crowdsource high-definition map data. This will be made possible by zipping together Qualcomm’s Drive Data Platform (DDP) QUALCOMM, Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and the HD Map tool from TomTom. That means apart from just the usual approval, the authorities will also ask for the mapping data before any self-driving car can be put on the road.But the partnership will somewhat bypass the traditional way of categorizing map data
TomTom’s HD Map will enable autonomous vehicles to locate themselves on the road as they pull through various maneuvers. The same Map will also use the Qualcomm map snippets for maintenance. On the other hand, DDP will be collecting and analyzing data from vehicle sensors so as to pick the driving patterns. However, the partnership will not provide the standard way of categorizing map data because it will adhere to the use of massive vehicle fleets
. In place of this, the duo says it will use machine learning alongside crowdsourcing to put together its knowledge base. After all, they both have the expertise.
Head of Autonomous Driving at TomTom Willem Strijbosch said, “We’re excited to explore the connectivity and compute capabilities of the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to help map the world for the future of driving.”
It is possible to have an affordable and easy-to-integrate mapping solution