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High definition digital mapping ‘vital’ for autonomous vehicles

Andrew Forster
19 July 2019
 

High definition digital maps of the road network will be vital for facilitating the testing and ultimate deployment of autonomous vehicles on Britain’s roads, says a new report. 

Zenzic, the UK organisation for self-driving vehicle development (formerly branded Meridian) commissioned the Ordnance Survey to review the mapping needs of autonomous vehicles.

Although AVs will use sensors for much of their navigation, they will also need digital maps. “Self-driving cars use a range...

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