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Navigant Research Report Finds Modern Mobility Will Require Continuously Updated High Definition Maps of the World

April 3, 2019

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 3, 2019--A new report from Navigant Research assesses the use cases for high definition (HD) mapping in the mobility landscape and discusses the means for building these maps.

Within the next few decades, the fundamental business model of designing, manufacturing, and selling vehicles, parts, and services to consumers is expected to be supplanted by a shift to mobility-derived services. As the automotive industry accelerates toward electrification, automation, and connectivity, embedded navigation with HD maps will become increasingly important. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, mobility in the 21st century will require continuously updated high-definition maps of the world.

“Whether in old-fashioned paper form or a modern digital version, basic street-level maps have always helped travelers navigate. However, these are now insufficient for the upcoming mobility paradigm,” says Sam Abuelsamid, principal research analyst at Navigant Research. “Highly automated vehicles will require detailed HD maps to enable precise localization, allowing the ability for a vehicle to navigate between any desired locations.”

According to the report, this new age of maps is targeted more at the electronic control systems running in the vehicle than at drivers. In recent years, several manufacturers have already begun using topographical information as an input to powertrain control and others are using road contour information to manage speed in partially automated driving systems.

The report, Using HD Maps to Navigate the Mobility Landscape, assesses the use cases for HD mapping, discusses the means for building these maps, and provides recommendations for enabling the collection and use of data and potential business arrangements. The study describes various functionalities of HD maps as well as use cases for these tools. Guidance is provided for OEMs, traditional suppliers of navigation data, and new entrants into the field. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of clean, intelligent, mobile, and distributed energy. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Using HD Maps to Navigate the Mobility Landscape, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY OTHER ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DATA MANAGEMENT ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION NETWORKS OTHER TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT SATELLITE OTHER TRANSPORT MOBILE/WIRELESS

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