Updates

Company Updates, Engineering Updates

Partnership with Civil Maps and Renovo: Building a Universal Operating System for Automated Mobility


By Paul Drysch, VP of Sales and Business Development Today’s autonomous vehicle and automated mobility market looks a lot like the early days of the personal computer industry: many players, each building its own proprietary machine: a highly automated vehicle (HAV). When a universal, hardware-agnostic computer operating system (OS) finally came along, it allowed specialized

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Company Updates, Engineering Updates

When Augmented Reality Does Its Job, We’ll All Want a Self-Driving Car


 By Sravan Puttagunta, CEO and Co-founder, Civil Maps We’ve all seen augmented reality (AR) in shows such as Monday Night Football, in which broadcasters superimpose virtual lines and diagrams on the field, manually marking up video playbacks to highlight key maneuvers and strategies. This helps viewers easily focus on points of interest, rather than looking

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Engineering Updates, Updates

Moving to Arm®: A Marriage of Minimums


By Sravan Puttagunta, CEO and Co-founder of Civil Maps Civil Maps is excited to announce that we’ve migrated our edge-based HD mapping and localization solution to the Arm® family of processors. Arm is the licensor to the largest ecosystem of automotive grade system-on-chips (SoC) and system-on-modules (SoM), with its chips already found in 85% of

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Company Updates

Civil Maps Accelerates Growth with Executive Hires, Opening of New Silicon Valley Office


By Sravan Puttagunta, Co-founder & CEO of Civil Maps We are delighted to announce key developments that will accommodate and enhance our rapid growth. Vijay Viswanathan and James Dawson will join the company in our San Francisco headquarters, bringing with them a wealth of experience from the automotive and navigational technology fields. Additionally, we’re expanding

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Company Updates, Events

Reflections from a CES Newbie


By Nagesh Gupta, VP of Engineering Ah, everyone’s excitement about going to CES. I never could understand it, until now. With over 190,000 attendees this year, I don’t think any city could have run CES more smoothly, but it was still quite challenging even for Las Vegas. For starters, I wasn’t prepared for the Uber and

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Engineering Updates

Introducing: The Fingerprint Base Map™ for Autonomous Vehicle Mapping and Localization


By Scott Harvey, Engineering Today, as CES 2018 kicks off, Civil Maps officially announces something we’ve been working on and refining for quite a while: our Fingerprint Base Map™ technology. It is a critical component of the breakthrough system that we’ve developed to enable cognition for self-driving cars. The Fingerprint Base Map is a key

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Company Updates

The Civil Maps Opportunity


By Paul Drysch, VP of Sales and Business Development The mapping world is gearing up for the autonomous revolution. Maps for humans are being replaced with maps for autonomous vehicles. Teaching a car to drive itself requires teaching it how to see and interpret the world around it using a new category of maps: HD

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Company Updates, Events

Civil Maps Is Vegas-Bound for CES 2018


By Alexa Lee, Marketing As 2017 comes to a close, the Civil Maps team is busy gearing up for our next event. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be kicking off the new year by exhibiting at CES from January 9-12, 2018. This is our second year at the show. The first was an experience

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Engineering Updates

Edge Mapping: Our Journey from Trains to Self-Driving Cars


By Sravan Puttagunta, Co-founder & CEO of Civil Maps The story of Civil Maps did not begin with cutting-edge self-driving cars, but with old-fashioned trains. The story is worth sharing, as it helps explain our unique approach to solving many of the toughest mapping and localization challenges facing the autonomous driving industry today. Specifically, our

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