BEIJING, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd., one of the leading navigable digital map providers in China, established a joint research laboratory with Xiamen University in August 2016 to engage in the development of high-definition maps for future autonomous driving.
High definition map is the foundation for autonomous driving and is expected to create new growth opportunities in the future market. Therefore, it has become a strategic key asset for leading players in the industry value chain.
As a leading map provider in China with nineteen years' professional experience in navigable digital map production, eMapgo has established OEM business with over twenty domestic and international automakers and provided high-quality service for millions of car owners. The success in the research of high-definition maps is crucial for eMapgo to maintain its capability of providing high quality service for the future market.
Partnering up with Xiamen University has enabled eMapgo to tap into the first-class research talent at the university. The university is consistently regarded as one of the most prestigious institutions in China and its School of Information Science and Engineering is a leader in the research of point cloud data and has published numerous research papers that are widely quoted in the Science Citation Index.
The joint lab by eMapgo and Xiamen University is where theory and practice are combined. A win-win situation is made possible for both parties as the establishment of the joint lab will help the School to commercialize their scientific and technological achievements, and to broaden their research area; on the other hand, eMapgo will receive strong technical support and professional talents from Xiamen University to enhance its competitiveness in the area of high definition maps.
Since early 2016, eMapgo has begun to invest in high definition map research and partnered with several automakers and leading players in the industry on various relevant projects.
The establishment of this joint research laboratory will undoubtedly speed up its research pace in the field, and strengthen eMapgo's production capability of high definition maps.
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