TomTom to use Qualcomm Drive Data Platform for HD map crowdsourcing

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TomTom has teamed up with Qualcomm Technologies Inc to use the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to develop fast and cost-effective high-definition maps using connected cars.


Qualcomm’s Drive Data Platform will be used to develop high-definition maps using connected cars.

Traditional development of maps requires deploying dedicated fleets of vehicles that are equipped with professional-grade sensors to collect location, raw imagery, Lidar and other data, which is then transferred, stored and processed in data centres.

Using the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform provides an enhanced, scalable and cost-efficient crowdsourcing source for HD map making.

“Feature-rich, highly accurate and frequently updated HD maps are critical to support some of the most advanced applications envisioned in the automotive industry, especially for autonomous driving,” said Willem Strijbosch, head of autonomous driving, TomTom. “We are building the cloud-based platform to make and maintain HD maps using a range of input sources, including crowdsourced data from swarms of intelligent connected vehicles. We’re excited to explore the connectivity and compute capabilities of the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to help map the world for the future of driving.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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