Toyota has announced plans to unveil a new Map Generation system at CES next month. The system that will use data from on-board cameras and GPS devices installed in production vehicles to aid the safe implementation of automated driving.
An understanding of road layouts, speed limits and various road signs is essential for the successful implementation of automated driving technologies. Toyota’s new system uses camera-equipped production vehicles to gather road images and vehicle positional information. This information is sent to data centers, where it is automatically pieced together, corrected and updated to generate high precision road maps that cover a wide area.