TomTom, Denso Developing AV Systems

TomTom is partnering with software maker Denso for development of autonomous vehicle systems.

TomTom says its AV mapping systems will be equipped to draw data from Denso’s in-vehicle camera and radar equipment. Both companies say this will enable them to improve their respective “localization, perception, and path-planning” technologies.

Denso says it hopes the collaboration will allow it “to offer a market-leading system targeting Level 2 automation for highways and major urban roads”. Both companies’ R&D teams are collaborating on the tech in Japan. TomTom claims Denso’s sensor data will allow its ADAS road-mapping systems to be updated in real time.

TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn claimed the move “proves the value of the TomTom HD Map and TomTom AutoStream as critical components for autonomous vehicles”. Denso executive vice-president Hiroyuki Wakabayashi also claimed the systems they developed would “lead the industry with innovative solutions for all OEMs”. In order to do that, their AV mapping systems will have to outstrip existing similar ones such as Oxbotica’s Selenium.

 


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