(2020.09.23) Dresden/ Ningbo JOYNEXT, specialists for networked vehicle technologies, is a partner in the NDS.Live project joint development team and involved in testing the technology. The new NDS.Live technology takes the standard, which is already deployed by automotive manufacturers and providers of map data and navigation systems worldwide, to the next level. The next generation of the NDS specifications is designed to support connected and automated vehicles now and in the future.
JOYNEXT has already been a member of the Navigation Data Standard (NDS) association for many years. For example, the navigation system JOYNEXT developed for a well-known German OEM NDS map data. “The last NDS version is based on map material stored in the vehicle itself,” explainsManuela-Bianca Steinhübel, Corporate CTO at JOYNEXT. Modern vehicles are networked with their surroundings, allowing them to access up-to-date information virtually live. As a result, NDS.Live will not only make far more precise map material possible in future, but also feature interfaces to combine the data with services like ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) – up to and including autonomous driving. “That’s extremely interesting for our product range, which is why we’re actively involved in the development, and already trialing the new standard in specific use cases,” addsManuela-Bianca Steinhübel.
Findings to be presented at a conference on September 24
NDS.Live is designed to deliver HD quality map data in real time. The project group is currently evaluating how well the concept works at present. Developers from JOYNEXT are also involved in the trial process: “We’re currently developing a demo application that accesses NDS.Live data from map providers,” explains Frank Aurich,Software Engineer at JOYNEXT, adding: “We plan to test the system in the weeks to come.” All project participants will present their findings at a conference on September 24, 2020.
Close cooperation with OEMs and other Tier 1 vendors
JOYNEXT has significant proactive interest in the new standard. “We want to look into it now, before our customers start inquiring about it,” saysSteinhübel. “Our goal is to help shape this global standard. That let us tailor it for maximum utility in our application. Participating in NDS.Live enables us to prepare for tomorrow’s projects and build expertise. NDS also gives us an opportunity to work with leading OEMs and other Tier 1 vendors.”
JOYNEXT is an active member of the NDS consortium and involved in various working groups to advance the NDS standard. For instance, the company is currently part of the Tooling Board, the Change Control Board and the Validation Suite Board as well as the superordinate Technical Committee and the Validation Certification Board. “We are happy to help improve the standard,” stressesStavros Mitrakis, CEO at JOYNEXT GmbH. “Many OEMs in Europe, America and Asia use the NDS standard. We can help shape the future with NDS.Live – and we’re very proud of that.”