TomTom adds HD Map, RoadDNA for 17 new states

June 8, 2016  - By
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TomTom has expanded coverage of its High Definition (HD) Map and RoadDNA products to 17 new states across the U.S., the company announced at TU-Automotive Detroit, which is being held June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan.

“With over 122,000 kilometres (75,800 miles) of HD Map coverage globally, we’re equipping our automotive customers with the data needed to continue to push autonomous driving forward,” said Willem Strijbosch, head of autonomous driving at TomTom. “The importance of having a map in the vehicle for autonomous driving is now widely accepted; TomTom has responded to this need with an unprecedented ability to provide HD Maps today, while others are still in the R&D stage.”

TomTom’s HD Map and RoadDNA are now available for interstates in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont; interstates and highways in California, Michigan, and Nevada;
and the Autobahn network in Germany.

TomTom HD Map and RoadDNA are two highly accurate digital map products aiding automated vehicles to precisely locate themselves on the road and plan maneuvers. The technologies are being rolled out in strategic geographies and are the subject of key partnerships with other automotive suppliers.

The company also unveiled its Localisation Demonstrator, a new demonstration device that leverages its HD Map and RoadDNA technology to provide lane-level localization of a vehicle. The device, utilizing sensors, combines TomTom autonomous driving content with TomTom correlation software for precision of the data, and the ability to perform real-time lane positioning.

“We believe that this demo enables our customers to truly experience the powerful nature of our autonomous driving products,” Strijboschsaid. “This demo not only illustrates TomTom’s product innovation but also enables us to elevate the level of engagement with our automotive partners.”

The company is showcasing its autonomous driving products at booth C116 at 

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