Mapping company and navigation system manufacturer TomTom is working with rideOS to integrate its real-time and historical traffic data, speed profiles and map elements into rideOS’s AV routing platform.
Through this agreement, rideOS’s services will also become compatible with TomTom’s high definition maps, and the two companies will explore additional opportunities together. The traffic component of rideOS’s data platform is provided by TomTom through OpenLR, an open-source project that provides royalty-free dynamic location referencing to enable reliable data exchange.
Anders Truelsen, MD of TomTom Enterprise, said, “The future of self-driving technology is dependent on mapping and navigation technologies. High-definition maps, real-time and historical traffic data, live data from vehicle sensors, and more, must be filtered through a coordinating layer such as rideOS if we are to get past the hurdle of self-driving and human-operated vehicles driving side-by-side.”
Chris Blumenberg, CTO and co-founder of rideOS, commented, “Working with TomTom ensures that rideOS has highly accurate data, which enables us to be the most reliable coordinating layer for self-driving vehicles. Not only are they a trusted partner that shares our vision for the future, but they have also provided us with the highest-quality real-time traffic data, which has been integral to our constraint-based routing engine.”
By Illya Verpraet