Groundbreaking ‘6D’ mapping system paves the way for fully autonomous vehicles


Mapping company Civil Maps announced last week (May 25) that it is working on a revolutionary ‘6D’ mapping system to help enable fully autonomous driving. The system goes beyond current 3D mapping techniques by monitoring the position of a vehicle in six degrees of freedom – roll, pitch, yaw, x-axis, y-axis and z-axis. This helps autonomous systems to more accurately identify the position of a vehicle on the road, which in turn enables it to accurately pick out relevant details to navigate by.

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