TomTom and Bosch to produce highly accurate maps for autonomous cars

Current maps are not of high enough quality to keep driverless cars on the straight and narrow, hence TomTom’s desire to improve what it already has. Bosch board member Dirk Hoheisel said in a statement: “Only with high precision maps will automated driving on freeways be possible from 2020.” The partnership means TomTom will design the maps, while Bosch will define the specifications these maps need to meet. The maps are already being used in automated vehicles tested by Bosch on certain public roads in Germany and the US – specifically the A81 and I280 respectively.