VLND designed R1, a mobile mapping system that creates high definition maps. It reduces the production costs compared to conventional MMS devices while ensuring the same level of accuracy and recency.

Designed by VLND.

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Creative Directing: Kim Seungwoo
Design: Kim Seungwoo, Im Minkyo, Ha Kyumin
Photo Shoot: Min Sungpil
Photo Editing & Visualization: Kim Seungwoo


HD maps are essential for autonomous vehicles to precisely detemine locations and search for optimal routes. Based on unique aerial 3D mapping technology in combination with lightweight MMS system R1, NAVER is developing hybrid HD maps that maintain the high level of accuracy required but at lower cost. First, true-ortho photos are generated from aerial images to extract the road networks and road marking features sing AI technology. The resulting spatial HD data forms the foundation of our unique hybrid HD map. Next, R1 collects point clouds on top of the HD map while on the move. NAVER is developing centimeter-level localization technology by integrating sensor fusion data into our HD maps, for use in areas where high-rise buildings interfere with GPS signals. Its hybrid HD map paves the way to more advanced research on autonomous vehicles. 


The surfaces are designed to maximize field of view of LiDARs and cameras while maintaining a sleek design. R1 is equipped with 32-channel LiDAR, four 16-channel LiDARs, 1-channel LiDAR, 8 cameras, and 2 antennas.


The carefully touched lines and curves represent the precise technology that is the essence of the product.

As more diverse self-driving machines and services are introduced, the importance of HD maps will only increase. More advanced and diversified HD-based algorithms can also be expected to appear. We hope to design new mobile mapping systems which satisfies the needs of both maintaining data accuracy and keeping production costs reasonable.

CES Innovation Awards Honoree, CTA, US

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