Automated Mapping Platform to be tested on small commercial trucks

In News, Hino, Fuso1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 11, 2021

Woven Alpha, Isuzu and Hino will begin exploring the use of Woven Alpha’s Automated Mapping Platform in a bid to promote safer automated driving.

AMP is a connected crowdsourced software platform that supports the creation, development and distribution of high-definition maps, a key enabler for smart and safe automated mobility.

With the aim of realising smarter and safer logistics through automated driving and Advanced Driver Assistance System using HD maps, Isuzu and Hino will examine the potential application of AMP on the domain of small commercial-purpose trucks.

The initiative aims to contribute to the dissemination of safer automated driving and ADAS with Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation that intends to accelerate CASE responses, which Toyota announced with Isuzu and Hino.

AMP provides high-precision data driven maps by utilising vehicle fleet data and advanced satellite imagery technology.

AMP HD map includes several layers of data rich information of road objects such as lanes, road signs, traffic lights, and other objects, as well as that of road curves and topography creating an accurate representation of the road while keeping it updated.

Woven Alpha said it plans to develop AMP to become the “most globally comprehensive road and lane network HD map platform” enabling high-precision localisation support to automated driving vehicles.