In this May 31, 2018, photo, a car monitor shows a 3D digital map as it's driven through Tokyo streets. Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise three-dimensional digital maps that can guide self-driving cars to within inches of where they are supposed to be - a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles.
In this May 31, 2018, photo, a car monitor shows a 3D digital map as it's driven through Tokyo streets. Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise three-dimensional digital maps that can guide self-driving cars to within inches of where they are supposed to be - a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles. Yuri Kageyama AP Photo
In this May 31, 2018, photo, a car monitor shows a 3D digital map as it's driven through Tokyo streets. Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise three-dimensional digital maps that can guide self-driving cars to within inches of where they are supposed to be - a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles. Yuri Kageyama AP Photo

Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars

June 14, 2018 12:43 AM