Mapping and display technology for self-driving cars recognized for outstanding product design and engineering
(BUSINESS WIRE)–Civil Maps, a software provider for crowdsourcing continental scale 3D maps for fully autonomous machines, today announced that it has been named a 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) Innovation Award Honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence category for its localization and augmented reality (AR) maps technology. The award represents recognition from the Consumer Technology Association for outstanding design and engineering in innovative consumer technology products. Honorees are selected by a panel of consumer technology designers, engineers and members of the media.
Civil Maps’ localization and AR maps product translates the physical world into 3D map information for self-driving cars, enabling fully autonomous driving by precisely positioning and orienting cars in the real world. With Civil Maps’ localization technology, autonomous vehicles gain a greater understanding of the world around them while delivering a smoother ride for passengers. Civil Maps’ AR technology shows passengers in autonomous vehicles (AVs) a real-time visualization of how the vehicle understands its environment. The AR display combines a live video feed of the road with map data that enables the vehicle to recognize and interpret elements of its driving environment.
“We are honored to receive this award, which acknowledges the importance of consumer technology in the race to safe and reliable self-driving cars,” said Sravan Puttagunta, Chief Executive Officer of Civil Maps. “As we carry on our work with global automotive customers and partners, we will continue to focus on creating a safe, comfortable ride for consumers while keeping them informed of how autonomous vehicles see, comprehend and navigate the world.”
To learn more, visit Civil Maps at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-8, 2017 at LVCC North, Booth 3100, Vehicle Technology Category. Civil Maps’ award-winning technology will also be on display at CES Unveiled Las Vegas on Jan. 3, 2017 at Mandalay Bay or at the Innovation Awards Showcase within the Sands Expo at CES Tech West beginning Jan. 5, 2017.
About Civil Maps
Civil Maps translates the physical world into information that enables safe full autonomy anywhere. Through collaborative perception technology, Civil Maps enables autonomous machines and vehicles to make smarter decisions. Its collaborative approach to creating maps that define a vehicle’s environment and position in the world with pinpoint accuracy enables real-time updates on changing road conditions. Visit civilmaps.com or follow Civil Maps on Twitter @CivilMaps for more information.