Thursday, May 14, 2009

3D road vectors dataset for Germany

Intermap Technologies announced that it has completed production of the first dataset of highly accurate 3D road vectors for Germany. Covering all classes of roads, the dataset features more than one million line kilometers of highly accurate road centreline position and elevation data for the entire country. Derived from the company’s recently completed database of uniformly accurate digital elevation models (DEMs) for all of Western Europe, these geometries can be used by the automotive industry to support advanced driver assistance systems’ (ADAS) safety and energy management applications that rely on accurate road vector geometry. Additionally, Intermap is producing 3D road vectors for other European countries that will be integrated into a dataset covering all of Western Europe in the near future.

Academic research teams and automotive tier-one suppliers have already taken advantage of the xompany’s highly accurate road geometries for studies and development efforts related to next-generation fuel enhancement and safety applications. A joint study with Clemson University demonstrated that Intermap’s 3D road vectors can significantly enhance energy efficiencies in hybrid electric vehicles through innovations like predictive road topology.

In addition to the Western Europe programme, the company is creating accurate 3D road vectors for the contiguous U.S. and Hawaii as part of its NEXTMap USA nationwide mapping programme.


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