TomTom preps autonomous car project with Qualcomm

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TomTom is teaming up with electronic chip giant Qualcomm for a self-driving car project, the companies announced on Monday. TomTom will use Qualcomm chips in its system for self driving cars, the Telegraaf reports.

The companies announced their cooperation on this project at technology exhibition MWC in Barcelona on Monday. They did not reveal any financial details.

The new Qualcomm chips will be built into sensors that process images from cameras on the car. This will give the car access to super high quality digital maps, essential for cars that drive partially or completely without human intervention. 

The maps help self-driving cars in choosing the correct lane and in adjusting their speed while making a turn or in an intersection, according to the newspaper. The maps are combined with data from various sensors, cameras and radars.