VW Group integrates Intermap 3D Roads into a research and development platform with the aim to developing, testing, and enhancing various ADAS and energy management applications
DENVER, Berlin & Gaimersheim, Germany (June 24, 2010) Intermap Technologies, the worldwide 3D digital mapping company and Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Audi AG, today announced that Intermap´s accurate and uniform 3D road geometries for all German roads have been delivered to the VW Group to be added to its research and development platform.
Intermap’s 3D Roads product is the only map dataset that covers all classes of roads – featuring more than one million line kilometers of accurate road centerline position and elevation data for the entire country. Derived from the Company’s NEXTMap database of uniformly accurate digital elevation models (DEMs) for all of Western Europe, this product enables the VW group to test innovative technologies throughout the entire country – from small rural roads to the largest Autobahn.
“This licensing agreement is another example of how our 3D Roads product is being used to support ADASand energy management applications that rely on the 100% road coverage that our 3D road vectors provide,” commented Eric DesRoche, senior vice president, automotive at Intermap Technologies. “Volkswagen’s research and development group understands the importance of having comprehensive real-world data to assess new applications.”
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO) is a preeminent digital mapping company that has set the industry standard for creating uniform high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth’s surface. The Company has proactively remapped entire countries and built uniform national databases, called NEXTMap®, consisting of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications emerge within the GIS, engineering, automotive, GPS maps, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, hydrology, renewable energy, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap has offices in Australia, Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Prague, and Washington D.C.
For more information, visit www.Intermap.com or www.Intermap.com/automotive.
NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation.
About AEV, Audi Electronics Venture GmbH
Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV) was established in 2001 as a full subsidiary of AUDI AG. The objective of AEV is to implement automotive innovations based on new technologies. This can be achieved by making use of AEV's own function and software development as well as associated companies and co-operations. Therefore AEV is a single point of contact for high-tech entities in the field of electronics and software.
For more information, visit www.audi-electronics-venture.de
Eric DesRoche, Senior Vice President, Automotive
Kevin Thomas, Vice President, Marketing