Toyota maps roads for autonomous driving

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Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD) has completed a proof of concept for high-definition map-building with TomTom and DENSO.

TRI-AD test vehicles were equipped with DENSO sensors, TRI-AD’s Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) and TomTom’s cloud-based mapping platform.

The vehicle sensors collected road observations, which were converted and corrected by TRI-AD’s AMP for input into TomTom’s cloud-based platform.

Willem Strijbosch, head of autonomous driving at TomTom, said, “Survey vehicles, crowdsourced data and human moderation, among other data sources, enable TomTom’s HD map to be extremely fast and accurate.”

Mandali Khalesi, vice president of automated driving strategy and mapping at TRI-AD, said, “Working with our partners, we have demonstrated the smooth integration of automotive sensors and scalable HD map generation through AMP. This brings us one step closer to a future where surface road automated mobility is available for all.”

Norio Fujimori, executive fellow at DENSO, said, “We look forward to working on many more successful collaborations with TRI-AD and TomTom. Together, our hardware and software will transform future mobility.”

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