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Speeding the way to self-driving

RideOS’ services will also become compatible with TomTom’s high-definition maps

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TomTom sources real-time traffic updates from 550 million data points
TomTom sources real-time traffic updates from 550 million data points

TomTom is integrating its real-time and historical traffic data, speed profiles, and map elements into transportation and mapping technology services start-up RideOS’ routing platform for self-driving vehicles to help improve predictive analytics.

 

According to the San Francisco-based RideOS, it has developed a platform that “synthesises, manages, and distributes” critical safety data and routes for any and every type of transport. And it claims it is a crucial service for a future where multiple modes of transport (from human-operated to fully autonomous) will be sharing the roads.

 

Getting over the self-driving hurdles

 

Through this agreement, RideOS’ services will also become compatible with TomTom’s high -definition maps, and the two companies will explore additional opportunities together.

 

“The future of self-driving technology is dependent on mapping and navigation technologies,” said Anders Truelsen, managing director of TomTom Enterprise.

 

“High-definition maps, real-time and historical traffic data, live data from vehicle sensors, and more, must be filtered through a coordinating layer such as RideOS if we are to get past the hurdle of self-driving and human-operated vehicles driving side-by-side.”

 

The traffic component of RideOS’ data platform is provided by TomTom through OpenLR, an open source project that provides royalty-free dynamic location referencing to enable reliable data exchange.

“The future of self-driving technology is dependent on mapping and navigation technologies"

TomTom sources real-time traffic updates from 550 million data points around the world, through an anonymous and mutually beneficial process.

 

“Working with TomTom ensures that RideOS has highly accurate data, which enables us to be the most reliable coordinating layer for self-driving vehicles,” added Chris Blumenberg, CTO and co-founder of RideOS.

 

“Not only are they a trusted partner that shares our vision for the future, but they have also provided us with the highest-quality real-time traffic data, which has been integral to our constraint-based routing engine.”

 

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