US: Mobileye has introduced a new mapping technology development called Road Experience Management (REM) at the Consumer Electronics Show. The REM enables crowd-sourced real-time data and high-definition lane data that chart out a map and help vehicles to form an important layer of information that support fully autonomous driving.
The technology is based on software running on Mobileye’s EyeQ processing platforms that extracts landmarks and roadway information at extremely low bandwidths, approximately 10kb per kilometre of driving. To make this possible, Mobileye is already working in tandem with General Motors to integrate REM into existing program launches in an expedited timeframe. Besides, the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Volkswagen and announced a strategic partnership to explore and integrate REM in Volkswagen vehicles.
By far, Volkswagen and General Motors are the first strategic partners that have given Mobileye a chance to explore this technology. However, a third OEM customer, of comparable size, is expected to be announced in 2016.