More than five million vehicles use TomTom maps for automated driving

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TomTom has announced new milestones for its maps used in automated driving technologies.

According to the geolocation technology specialist, over five million SAE Level 1 and Level 2 automated vehicles sold by carmakers across North America and Europe use TomTom’s driver assistance systems (ADAS) map.

This figure has reportedly increased tenfold over the last three years. In comparison, industry volumes in those regions have grown at half that rate during the same period, based on actual and forecasted car production volumes between 2019 and 2021 by ABI Research.

TomTom has also signed deals with a number of the top 10 carmaker groups globally for its high-definition (HD) map, including three of the top five, as based on forecasted car production volumes for 2021 by LMC Automotive.

TomTom said it expects its ADAS map sales to continue growing faster than the global market.

“Having the world’s largest carmaker groups choose TomTom’s ADAS and HD maps to support the safety, comfort and efficiency of their vehicles’ most advanced automated driving functions, is proof of the quality and robustness of our automated driving product portfolio,” said Antoine Saucier, managing director, TomTom Automotive.

“We’re now powering over five million automated vehicles on the road today. That number has grown exponentially over the past few years and will continue to grow faster than the global market over the coming years thanks to our latest deals, cementing TomTom’s leadership position in this market.”

The TomTom ADAS Map currently supports over one third of all autonomous vehicles equipped with an ADAS map. It provides ADAS with road information globally, including gradient, lanes, curvature, and speed limits, enabling vehicles to anticipate the road ahead, with centimetre accuracy.

What’s more, the system can be used to help an autonomous vehicle precisely localise itself on the road, to support sensors to understand vehicle surroundings, and to plan manoeuvres. As a result, the TomTom HD Map can be used to enable and improve different automated driving functions, such as autopilot and highway pilot, as well as SAE Level 5 driving automation.

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