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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. and TomTom

Advancing safe automated driving with high-precision navigation.

Mitsubishi Electric pioneered the world’s first in-car GPS system more than three decades ago. Now, it has joined forces with TomTom to power precision navigation for a new generation of autonomous vehicles.  

TomTom and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. are combining their strengths in mapping and automotive technology systems to provide highly accurate navigation data for automated driving systems. Mitsubishi Electric has integrated TomTom’s Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) Map tech into its High-Definition Locator hardware — marking an important milestone for safe, higher-level automated driving. 

A superior combination of maps and location tech

Mitsubishi Electric’s High-Definition Locator is a highly precise vehicle positioning system by its own positioning algorithm that utilize global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and inertial measurement unit (IMU). Coupled with high-definition mapping from TomTom, the system delivers accurate information on the vehicle’s position and road data critical for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). 

Already used to enable different levels of automated driving, TomTom’s Map tech leverages data from a multitude of sources — including GPS, front-facing cameras, vehicle sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) systems — to provide vital context to a vehicle’s surroundings. With this information, vehicles can plan a path and safely travel along any route, making necessary adjustments such as changing lanes, taking exits and merging into highway traffic, which is required for Level 2-Plus and Level 3 autonomous driving. 

Carmakers and OEM suppliers stand to realize significant benefits from the partnership between TomTom and Mitsubishi Electric, enabling a superior combination of automotive hardware, software and maps to build more reliable and precise automated driving solutions.  

We’re exhilarated to work with TomTom, widely recognized as the leading provider of precise and reliable mapping data.

Michael Horani
Director of Advanced Development, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. 

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