Ordnance Survey digital information partnership
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

Technology provider Mobileye has signed a deal with Ordnance Survey to provide the latter with “high precision road network location data.”

Integral to this will be the company’s “automotive camera-based mapping capabilities,” with the roll-out anticipated to support in particular the deployment of new solutions such as 5G, intelligent mobility and connected autonomous vehicles.

The process – according to Ordnance Survey – will involve gathering large volumes of the aforementioned location data, which will then be cross-referenced with existing geospatial datasets, such as OS MasterMap. This will in turn enable users such as utility companies to keep track of their assets on the ground, including manhole covers, lamp posts and network boxes.

Speaking of the partnership, Ordnance Survey CEO Neil Ackroyd said: “At OS we work hard to enable an environment that supports new technologies and data services across the public and private sector. We appreciate our role as a trusted advisor in existing and new markets, and will continue to invest and innovate.”

He continued: “One key, and common, learning is that detailed and accurate geospatial data is a must for the success of these projects. We envisage this new rich data to be key to how vehicles, infrastructure, people and more will communicate in the digital age. Our partnership with Mobileye further enhances our commitment to supporting Britain as a world-leading centre for digital and tech excellence.”

The partnership was unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas.

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