TomTom is now making maps for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are going to need detailed maps of the world if they want to carefully get around, and TomTom wants to be one of the companies to provide those. It’s starting to work with auto parts maker Bosch to develop road maps for self-driving vehicles. By the end of the year, TomTom wants to cover “all freeways and freeway-like roads in Germany,” before eventually expanding to Europe and North America. There’s no timeline for getting through those areas, but Bosch suggests they’re shooting for the end of the decade. “Only with high precision maps will automated driving on freeways be possible from 2020,” Dirk Hoheisel, a Bosch board member, says in a statement.

The maps are already being tested on public roads

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Author: Jacob Kastrenakes

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