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TomTom Talks of Cars that are Actively Mapping

Matt Ball on October 18, 2013 - in Transportation

TomTom’s Jan-Maarten de Vries shared a scenario for how such applications would work during a Center for Automotive Research event in suburban Detroit. Imagine that a person is driving through a winding mountain road. The car, fitted with sensors and cameras, is constantly absorbing environmental data in order to provide lane warnings and other safety services. In the future, de Vries says a TomTom system could use this incoming information to enhance the base map in the vehicle and provide a more detailed depiction of the surroundings.

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