A Location Cloud for Highly Automated Driving
For highly and, ultimately, fully automated driving to become a reality and gain broad market acceptance, industry participants must resolve three critical technological problems. The first concerns the car’s ability to localize itself to centimeter-level precision: ‘where exactly am I?’ The second relates to the car’s ability to recognize and react to events occurring on the road beyond the reach of its onboard sensors: ‘what lies ahead?’ And the third concerns the car’s ability to drive in a way that is acceptable to the car’s occupants and other road users: ‘how can I get there comfortably?’ In this paper, the authors outline the work of their organization, HERE, in developing a location cloud for highly automated driving that offers resolutions to each of these problems.
KeywordsHighly automated driving Autonomous driving High definition maps Location Vehicle localization Cloud
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