TomTom Joins Autoware Foundation
TomTom (TOM2), the leading independent location technology
specialist, today announced that it has joined the Autoware
Foundation. Autoware is a non-profit organization supporting
open-source projects that accelerate the development of autonomous
TomTom will support the Autoware Foundation by
creating a turnkey open-source interface to TomTom AutoStream. This
will enable users and developers of Autoware to scale their
applications by accessing TomTom's global coverage of high
definition maps. AutoStream is an innovative map delivery service
that automatically streams the latest map to the car in real-time,
ensuring automated vehicles drive with up-to-date map content.
“Autoware is a true leader in open-source
autonomous driving software,” said Willem Strijbosch, Head of
Autonomous Driving at TomTom. “Joining the Autoware Foundation will
give TomTom access to a network of global leaders in automated
driving and, most importantly, provide a platform to further test
and promote AutoStream and other components of TomTom’s automated
driving map service.”
As a premium member, TomTom will sit on Autoware
Foundation’s technical steering committee, driving strategic
direction and technical priorities.
"We are excited to welcome TomTom to the
Autoware Foundation. Having a member with expertise and
capabilities in creating and maintaining globally scalable high
definition maps is key to furthering the development and deployment
of Autoware’s software around the world," said Shinpei Kato, member
of the Board of Directors for Autoware.
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technology specialist, shaping mobility with highly accurate maps,
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To achieve our vision of a safer world, free of
congestion and emissions, we create innovative technologies that
keep the world moving. By combining our extensive experience with
leading business and technology partners, we power connected
vehicles, smart mobility and, ultimately, autonomous driving.
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countries, TomTom’s technologies are trusted by hundreds of
millions of people worldwide.
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