Forget GPS, Civil Maps gives self-driving cars street smarts

RoadshowNewsAuto TechForget GPS, Civil Maps gives self-driving cars street smartsEnlarge ImageCivil Maps processes LIDAR data to identify signs and other traffic infrastructure on the road. Civil Maps Startup Civil Maps today announced an augmented-reality component to its 3D mapping technology, overlaying street signs and other traffic infrastructure with identifying tags generated by its deep learning technology. The system identifies objects and generates the tags to overlay on real-time video from a vehicle.The augmented-reality component is an addition to Civil Map’s localization platform, which builds maps of urban environments from and for self-driving cars.We tend to think of maps as two-dimensional renderings giving us a god’s-eye view of roads and terrain features, but Civil Maps takes a different approach. Its maps are more akin to how we understand our location when…


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