A car monitor shows a 3D digital map as it's driven through Tokyo streets. Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise three-dimensional digital maps that can guide self-driving cars to within inches of where they are supposed to be. Photo: AP

Will Japan win the race to produce crucial 3D mapping for driverless cars?

The government is backing a system developed by Mitsubishi Electric that includes a wealth of details such as trees and pedestrians, and promises to be off by no more than 25cm

Topic |   Self-driving cars

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A car monitor shows a 3D digital map as it's driven through Tokyo streets. Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise three-dimensional digital maps that can guide self-driving cars to within inches of where they are supposed to be. Photo: AP
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