New generation maps are being prepared: even manholes will be visible

New generation maps are being prepared: even manholes will be visible

May 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Thanks to the smallest details of the new maps, autonomous cars can easily navigate the streets, determining their location with incredible accuracy.

The UK National Cartographic Agency and Intel’s Mobileye have joined forces to create the most complete digital road infrastructure map, which will also help promote vehicles with autonomous control systems.

To collect information on the roads of the country, specially equipped cars drove out. They will scan the terrain with the help of a new generation collision avoidance camera system Mobileye 8 Connect. This system is able to recognize not only road markings, traffic lights, road signs, lampposts, pedestals or pegs along the roads, but also manhole covers and drainage grids. It is assumed that the resulting map will be constantly updated.

Currently, a new mapping program is being tested in many regions of England, and not just in London. The data obtained will be useful not only for autonomous vehicles, but, for example, for utilities.

Gradually, the new technology will go beyond the UK and will make public roads much safer and significantly improve the performance of autonomous vehicle control systems.