TomTom Launches RoadCheck: A Pioneering Product for Safer Autonomous Driving
TomTom (TOM2), the leading independent location technology
specialist, today launched TomTom RoadCheck, a pioneering product
for automated vehicles that allows carmakers to decide where it is
safe for drivers to activate their vehicles’ automated driving
Safe automated driving is not always possible
during periods of adverse weather, in tunnels, and in changing
environments, such as during roadworks. RoadCheck enables carmakers
to use TomTom’s high definition (HD) map data to define the
operational design domain (ODD) of their vehicles’ automated
driving functions. This makes it possible for carmakers to manage
where these functions can be used safely.
Willem Strijbosch, Head of Autonomous Driving at
TomTom, said: “By enabling carmakers to control where automated
driving functions can be activated, TomTom is addressing a critical
industry challenge that has been highlighted by our partners and
customers. TomTom RoadCheck – an industry first technology – will
make safe autonomous driving a reality sooner.”
TomTom’s vehicle automation portfolio now
features: the TomTom HD Map, the TomTom ADAS Map, a hazard service,
TomTom AutoStream, TomTom Vehicle Horizon and TomTom RoadCheck.
“With the addition of TomTom RoadCheck, we have
become the first to offer carmakers a complete mapping service for
safe automated driving,” added Willem Strijbosch.
TomTom RoadCheck will be deployed in a
production model by a leading global carmaker in 2021, starting in
the United States.
TomTom is the leading independent location technology
specialist, shaping mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation
software, real-time traffic information and services.
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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TomTom’s technologies are trusted by hundreds of millions of people
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