HELLA Aglaia and TomTom have entered into a collaboration to move towards updating the TomTom High Definition (HD Map) in real time using crowdsourced camera data from vehicles. HD Map is a critical component for safe and comfortable autonomous driving.
HELLA Aglaia is a supplier of computer vision software to the automotive industry, and TomTom is a location technology company. As part of the collaboration, HELLA Aglaia will use AutoStream – TomTom’s map delivery system – to access the latest TomTom HD Map on demand and will use the HD Map in the vehicle for accurate localization.
In addition, HELLA Aglaia will share processed camera data to TomTom’s cloud-based mapping system for autonomous driving, updating the TomTom HD Map in real time. This will be achieved by generating crowdsourced map updates called Roadagrams which are used to ensure the HD Map reflects the reality of the road. TomTom AutoStream then delivers the updated map data back to the vehicle. The technology will be demonstrated to automakers and Tier 1s by the end of the year.
Source: Press Release