• Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be - a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles.
    Japan's government is backing a three-dimensional mapping system developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. that includes a wealth of details such as trees and pedestrians. It promises to be off by no more than 25 centimeters .
    That would be a big improvement over satellite-based GPS, which is used by ships, aircraft and...
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