When I wrote about The Sanborn Map Company's precision mapping technology, I was surprised to learn just how close they can get to a driverless car's position. Compared to GPS maps, which locate vehicles within 1 meter, Sanborn's HD maps get within less than 10 centimeters.
That's crucial for safe driverless driving.
Learning about advanced technologies and their applications is just one reason I enjoy writing case studies for companies like Bentley. Precise Maps for Driverless Cars was published in Civil + Structural Engineer's digital edition, January 1, 2018.