Dynamic Map Platform Completes Acquisition of Ushr, Inc.
DMP Group to begin full-scale business deployment in North American market
DETROIT (June 26, 2019) —Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo Ward, Tokyo, CEO: Tsutomu Nakajima, “DMP”) has acquired all shares of US-based Ushr, Inc. (Headquarters: Michigan, USA, CEO: Chris Thibodeau, “Ushr”) and have completed all procedures required for the acquisition. DMP will hereby add Ushr as a group company and will begin to provide high definition 3D digital maps (“HD Maps”) of 15cm absolute accuracy and <1cm relative accuracy to a wide range of users, not only in the Japanese market but also in the North American market. DMP Group will further expand map coverage from highways to surface roads and from Japan and North America to other regions worldwide.
DMP Group’s HD Map is the only sensor which provides a near-ground truth measurements of road geometry and attribution in a cost-effective manner for mass production vehicles. General Motors integrated Ushr’s HD Map into its Super Cruise™ system, which itself was a first-to-market feature for passenger vehicles. Many other OEMs and suppliers are now considering integrating DMP Group HD Maps into their highly-automated driving systems.
Furthermore, autonomous shuttle manufacturing companies are also initiating the development of autonomous driving systems that incorporate DMP Group HD Maps both within and outside of Japan. Both DMP Group companies have advanced technical capabilities to provide HD Maps suitable for different mobility markets and will strive to meet evolving customer demands from the widespread adoption of advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving systems.
DMP Group will provide HD Maps across the spectrum of vehicles—personal, fleet, and commercial—as well as provide data for other uses including infrastructure management, maintenance, simulation and analytics, with the vision of becoming the leading provider of digital infrastructure data which serves as a foundation for a safe, smart, and seamless society.
Ushr, Inc., a DMP Group company, offers automotive manufacturers the most accurate, comprehensive and advanced high-definition map technology available on the market today. Located at the epicenter of automotive development in Detroit, Ushr’s technology and software are shaping the evolution of self-driving technology by providing customers with the reassurance that the paths upon which their vehicles travel are safe, smart and predictable. For more information, please visit www.ushrauto.com.