BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - eastern automaker Toyota Motor Corp has partnered with chinese self reliant using startup Momenta to develop a high definition (HD) mapping platform in China for self reliant using vehicles, Momenta said in a announcement.

Maps are key to allowing self reliant cars to locate themselves. Toyota’s research arm is growing its so-referred to as automatic Mapping Platform (AMP) to generate statistics for correct and updated maps, which it stated may also be handy to enterprise developers.

Momenta became installed 3 years in the past and is subsidized by German’s Daimler. It is checking out independent cars in Beijing and Suzhou and could provide its digicam-based totally HD mapping technology to assist commercialize Toyota’s AMP in China, in keeping with the statement.

Toyota autonomous automobile partnerships additionally consist of a assignment with SoftBank Corp and an investment in robotaxi developer Uber ATG.

It has invested $400 million in Pony.Ai, every other independent agency with a chinese language background, and $600 million in chinese experience-hailing massive Didi Chuxing and a brand new joint challenge to increase mobility services.