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Japanese mapmaker Zenrin joins race to develop navigation guides for driverless cars

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 05:50

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Zenrin president Zenshi Takayama notes that there is a huge gap between making current navigation maps and maps for autonomous driving. "It's like comparing climbing Mount Fuji to climbing Mount Everest," he said.

Tokyo

FROM cartographers on foot to gathering data from vehicles equipped with sensors, a Japanese company that started out making guides listing public hot spring baths is taking a leap into the world of autonomous driving.

Zenrin Co, Japan's biggest mapmaker which counts Google

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