Vicomtech has submitted a new scientific paper to the Vehicles journal by MDPI, the work “iLDM: An Interoperable Graph-Based Local Dynamic Map”, is already available in the official website.

In the framework of the project, the authors have developed a local dynamic map (LDM) implementation as a software solution for cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) in order to ensure efficient and centralised storage of automotive data. An LDM serves as a local database with the necessary tools to have a common reference system of static data (map information) and dynamic data (vehicles, pedestrians, etc.). The work includes a test drive in the surrounding roads of Vicomtech facilities using their testing equipped vehicle.

Data intelligence is one of the main technologies in the context of automated driving (AD) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), as equipped vehicles can generate lots of GB’s of data per test drive and must be properly stored. The novel use of the common standardized data format, OpenLABEL, allows interoperability across multiple data sources such as; sensor detections, V2X communications or simulated data into the iLDM.

The concept of LDM and thus, the iLDM implementation proposed by Vicomtech, is one of the key components in the future of autonomous vehicles, as it can serve as the main source of data for all kinds of ADAS functions such as Lane Keeping Systems (LKS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) or as showcased in the article, for Vehicle Discovery Services (VDS).