HD maps can ground ADAS and AV driving platforms

By providing a fixed contextual foundation, HD maps can help developers deploy more nuanced automated driving products. By Jack Hunsley

Contextual and spatial awareness are crucial traits for helping drivers safely navigate roads by making split-second decisions based on the environment around them. For humans, these characteristics come as second nature, but building these mechanisms into automated driving platforms is a huge task.

Special report: ADAS and automate driving development

Foundations

Enabling autonomous driving requires a catalogue of hardware and software products, but one of the core methods of mimicking a human-like driving experience in assisted and automated driving platforms is ensuring that the vehicle knows exactly where it is.

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