Volvo and Polestar will strengthen their partnership with Google to develop an even more precise navigation system.
Like Renault, Volvo relies on the expertise of Google to develop the interface for the on-board system and navigation. It is undoubtedly one of the best choices, the American company having a real know-how in the matter. But the two entities will go further with Google HD Maps.
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Behind this technology hides more precisely a system which makes it possible to project the environment of the car with fidelity. A system which is then similar to what other manufacturers already offer, whose display precision is close to that found on board the Tesla.
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But the display is only the tip of the iceberg, since Volvo has indicated that the device is based on data from Google, but also on information collected and processed by the LiDAR sensors of Swedish electrics. The goal is to further improve the car’s ability to understand what is happening around, to optimize autonomous driving performance.
The companies told CES in Las Vegas that the Google HD Maps system will initially be available on the Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3, which share the same platform.