HERE Technologies and its regional mapping partners NavInfo of China, Increment P (IPC)/Pioneer of Japan and SK Telecom of Korea have joined hands to develop a unified worldwide mapping system that will guide self-driving cars safely and efficiently.
The four companies have formed the OneMap Alliance to offer a global, standardized and dynamic high definition (HD) map from 2020. The global HD map offering is aligned to the specification developed for HERE HD Live Map.
Together, the companies plan to offer a consistent HD map across regions at a time when several automakers will be bringing to market vehicles with high levels of automation.
NavInfo is a provider of high definition mapping in China. Increment P Corporation, a subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation, the global car electronics company, is a provider of high definition mapping in Japan. SK Telecom is Korea’s telecommunications company and it and HERE plan to utilize large volumes of probe and sensor data to fuel HD Live Map updates and other dynamic data services.
HERE HD Live Map service will already cover more than 1 million km of roads in North America, Europe, South Korea, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2018. HD Live Map is a dynamic digital representation of the road environment that utilizes camera and other sensory observations of millions of cars to self-heal. This means that, as the world changes, the map corrects and calibrates itself to ensure it stays useful and trusted.
The OneMap Alliance is open to new, strategic partners who are shaping the future of automated driving, mobility and smart cities.