Why Are HD Maps Important For Autonomous Vehicles

HD maps are essential for self-driving cars. Self-driving cars use HD maps for multiple purposes.

Why Are HD Maps Important For Autonomous Vehicles

Use of digital maps in navigation devices has become necessary. Regular maps are not sufficient for autonomous vehicles. They don’t have information about traffic lanes, traffic signs, and lights, position, and height of the curbs.

They are designed for humans, not for machines. HD maps are essential for self-driving cars. 

They have a high accuracy of object locations, up to 10 cm. Self-driving cars use HD maps for multiple purposes. 

It helps to solve the localization problem: figuring out where exactly the car is in the world. With an HD map, the localization software can compare features of surroundings with the map and figure out where exactly it is located.

 

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