Toyota’s planned digital video maps are like a realtime Google Street View

Toyota announced Tuesday that it will unveil a new system of “high-precision” mapping at the Consumer Electronic Show next month. The mapping system will utilize the high-definition digital cameras — in addition to GPS units — embedded in countless numbers of its cars already on the road today. The video and GPS data gathered will be beamed to Toyota data centers, “where it is automatically pieced together, corrected and updated to generate high precision road maps that cover a wide area,” according to the Toyota press release.