Mobileye announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nissan Motor to generate anonymised, crowd-sourced data to create next-generation precision maps utilising Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) data generation technology. The maps will be used as a source of localisation, foresight, and redundancy in order to enable safe, robust autonomous vehicles in the future.
The agreement is the next step after successful proof-of-concept work in 2016 that culminated in Mobileye’s REM mapping technology being utilised in Nissan’s recent autonomous vehicle demonstration in London. And it extends an important technology relationship, the most recent example being ProPilot, Nissan’s system that utilises significant Mobileye technology to enable single-lane highway driving with autonomous control of steering, acceleration, and braking functions.
Finally, this agreement furthers an inclusive approach, as data from multiple automakers can be merged to create the most scalable, robust, geographically-diverse, and rapidly-updating RoadBook in a low-cost, efficient manner, Mobileye says.
Mobileye has struck a number of similar agreements with OEMs.
“We welcome the opportunity to take this next step with our valued partner Nissan,” stated Professor Amnon Shashua, chairman and chief technology officer of Mobileye. “I’m very pleased that innovative work by our engineering teams is resulting in the confidence of customers to adopt REM. We now have significant commitments from multiple global automakers to generate and share data from camera-equipped ADAS vehicles, and then utilise the resulting Global RoadBook as a critical input within autonomous vehicle systems.”