Woven Alpha, Mitsubishi Fuso collaborate on latest HD mapping tech for ADAS

Woven Alpha, Inc. (Woven Alpha), a group company of Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. (Woven Planet), a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), has agreed to collaborate with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) to explore and advance safety for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with its Automated Mapping Platform (AMP), Toyota said in its news release on Wednesday. 

“The initiation of this relationship between Woven Alpha and MFTBC marks another cross-industry collaboration with a commercial vehicle manufacturer outside the Toyota Group. Together the companies are conducting both lab-based and field test research for the development and deployment of improved safety functionality.

“This collaboration will explore the technical requirements of using AMP with MFTBC ADAS as well as the advantages of using AMP high definition (HD) maps over conventional maps. 

“Between the two companies, over 10 distinct use cases have been identified. The first Proof of Concept (PoC) will focus on the application of AMP to provide an accurate Entering Curve Speed Warning (ECSW) developed by MFTBC using their heavy-duty Super Great trucks. 

“The results of this research will set the baseline for one of the ADAS performance upgrades available for commercial vehicles. This technology will help open up more exciting opportunities for collaboration with users and vehicle manufacturers outside the Toyota Group who are interested in taking advantage of enhanced mapping information to fully realize ADAS and automated driving functionality in their vehicles.”

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