Japan government, Toyota, Nissan to step up efforts on intelligent maps: Nikkei

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 10:37 AM

Japanese automakers, map-making companies, and the government will obtain together to generate standardized intelligent maps, with plans to incorporate driving data gathered by the automakers, the paper said on Sunday.

Japan'south government and auto giants Toyota Motor Corporation Nissan Motor Co will connect in an effort to expand intelligent maps by two thousand eighteen, the Nikkei daily said, as contest heats up to make better the technology key for autonomous driving.

Japanese automakers, map-making companies, and the government will obtain together to generate standardized intelligent maps, with plans to incorporate driving data gathered by the automakers, the paper said on Sunday.

A Toyota spokesman declined to comment, while executive at Nissan couldn't be reached immediately for comment.

Intelligent mapping systems supply information to control self-driving cars, which are equipped with street-scanning sensors to measure traffic and road conditions.

German auto supplier Bosch said on Friday it was in talks with high-definition digital maps company HERE, exploring whether to get a stake.

Volkswagen'south Audi (), Daimler'south Mercedes-Benz, BMW and car parts supplier Continental are also working on technologies for autonomous or semi-autonomous cars.

(Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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