HD Mapping for Self-Driving Vehicles

The Future of Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

The advanced sensors and high-performance compute that are laying the foundation for autonomous vehicles are also driving the next generation of high-definition (HD) map development. NVIDIA Map is NVIDIA’s platform for creating constantly up-to-date HD maps that scale across the entire vehicle fleet.

NVIDIA Map

NVIDIA Map aggregates data from millions of NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion consumer and survey data-collection vehicles for safe, reliable, and up-to-date global HD map coverage. The platform supports automated driving functionality from L2+ to Level 4 autonomous vehicles. Plus, it takes advantage of a fully automated mapping pipeline that implements machine learning and deep learning to create, update, and validate HD maps with no human intervention. This open solution is available to the industry and on any AV hardware and driving stack.

Crowdsourced Mapping

NVIDIA Map uses crowdsourced data to create a fully automated, global HD map for Level 2+ door-to-door functionality across a broad range of environments. It also supports Level 3 functionality by applying additional human-validation for maps of all highways in select countries. NVIDIA Map is the only HD solution that supports both a camera layer for localization, planning, and control, as well as a redundant radar localization layer for safe autonomy in challenging lighting and weather conditions.

Ground Truth Mapping

For Level 4 autonomy, NVIDIA Map includes human-edited and validated maps constructed by a fleet of survey data collection vehicles equipped with high-precision sensors. These fleets drive and map the environments where autonomous vehicles will operate, creating ground truth maps that can be used for a range of applications, including robotaxi, delivery vehicles, and autonomous trucks.

NVIDIA and DeepMap

DeepMap is now part of NVIDIA, providing expert-developed accurate and scalable HD mapping technologies that enables NVIDIA Map to deliver an enhanced mapping solution.

NVIDIA automotive solutions are available to automakers, tier 1 suppliers, startups, and research institutions building the future of transportation.