Google’s HD mapping supports driver assistance features | technology

The actions of LiDAR, cameras, etc speed camera from Volvo EX90 combine to understand the vehicle environment and help keep passengers safe.

The technologies ofdriving assistance and future autonomous drivingabsolutely have to recognize the environment correctlyboth immediately in front of the vehicle and at longer distances, past nearby bends and curves.

That’s where Google HD Maps comes in, a comprehensive map specifically designed to provide information street highly detailed and updated for builders cars.

The intelligent driving assistance function (Pilot Assist) works with the support of Google’s HD map as well as the data collected by all outdoor sensors, consisting of a LiDAR, 5 radars and 8 cameras.

Google’s HD map integration combines data from the Volvo EX90’s array of sensors with Google’s precise lane and location data to facilitate driver assistance features such as Lane Change Assist and Volvo’s next-generation intelligent driver assistance technology (Pilot Assist). as future autonomous driving functions.

“The integration of Google HD Maps into our future vehicle range marks an extension of our strategic collaboration with Google and reflects our commitment to working with industry technology leaders. The integration of Google HD Maps in our future vehicles will help us to improve our conductors a more enjoyable driving experience and will contribute to the adoption of safe autonomous driving in the future.” says Javier Varela, COO and Deputy Managing Director of Volvo Cars.

“Building on our long history of mapping the world, Google’s new HD map is purpose-built for automakers, providing comprehensive lane and location data essential for the next generation of assisted and autonomous driving systems. We’re excited to continue working with leading automakers like Volvo to improve the safety and comfort of drivers everywhere.” says Jorgen Behrens, vice president and general manager of Geo Automotive, Google.

Traffic information combined with data from LiDAR and other sensors of the Volvo EX90 are processed by the central computer system Carpowered by Nvidia Drive’s Xavier and Orin AI platforms.

By combining data from Google’s HD map with information gathered from outdoor sensors, including a LiDAR and software developed by safety software company Zenseact, Volvo aims to create more predictable and safer driving.

Going forward, Google Map HD will help introduce self-driving technology in combination with the vehicle’s sensor suite of roof-integrated lidar, radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors to further improve understanding of the car vicinity.

“Zenseact is proud to partner with Volvo Cars and Google to implement this breakthrough technology for assisted driving and later autonomous driving. This technology will play an important role in achieving our goal of Zero Collision.” says Ödgärd Andersson, CEO of Zenseact.

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