Latest joint release expands functionality and geo coverage
With the most recent software release (November 2020), the combined TomTom AutoStream and EB robinos Predictor software has improved in many ways:
Users now enjoy expanded geographical coverage, meaning that clients and prospects can evaluate the product across North America, as well as key automotive markets in Europe, including Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
Additional map features and ADASIS v3 profiles such as tunnels, localization signs, overtaking restrictions and special situations are supported to feed AD applications.
Lastly, map data delivery has been improved in such a way that TomTom can continue to add geographical coverage without any additional integration work. This means that the EB robinos Predictor software automatically incorporates additional geographical coverage (without the need for an update) whenever TomTom expands its HD Map coverage.
How the joint technology interacts
In their streaming-based reference implementation, TomTom and Elektrobit use TomTom’s AutoStream map delivery system, feeding the map stream into the EB robinos Provider. The EB robinos provider predicts the upcoming driving path by considering the current vehicle position, driving conditions and road data. In the future, the calculated route of an embedded navigation system could also be considered.
Based on the calculated path, it will create the map horizon tree out of the HD Map data. Depending on the predicted paths, multiple trees are generated, so that an up-to-date HD map horizon can seamlessly be provided should the vehicle leave its current path.