Mapping system for self-driving cars developed by Nvidia and TomTom

October 3, 2016  - By
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NVIDIA and TomTom announced they are partnering to develop artificial intelligence to create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars.

The work combines TomTom’s HD map coverage, which spans more than 120,000 kilometers of highways and freeways, with the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. Together, the solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving on the highway.

“Self-driving cars require a highly accurate HD mapping system that can generate an always up-to-date HD map in the cloud,” says┬áRob Csongor, vice president and general manager of Automotive at NVIDIA. “DRIVE PX 2 for AutoCruise provides TomTom with a real-time, in-vehicle source for HD map updates.”

The NVIDIA DriveWorks software development kit now integrates support for TomTom’s HD mapping environment. The open solution is available for all automakers and tier 1 suppliers developing autonomous vehicles.

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  1. Should I be surprised that GPSWorld re-posts this announcement from TomTom and nVidia? Seems significant that TomTom 10 years ago was manufacturing satnavs and now is into vision and deep neural networks. I wish I would have followed up on my computer science courses ..at least to understand more about AI as it is done today, with GPUs. Never too late hopefully.
    Could anybody share pointers to other vision platforms for self-driving cars?

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