OSM In Every Car… Closer Than You May Think

Friday, 10:00 am – 20 min
Philipp Kandal

In this talk, the Telenav Mapping Team will talk about the tens of thousands of hours of mapping they did to improve OpenStreetMap in the United States in the past 5 years, and what all that mapping together with the OSM community allows us (and others!) to do with OSM to power the future of driving. Launching OSM powered Scout smartphone navigation in 2015 was a milestone, but it was just the beginning. For the last 2 years, we have zoomed in on Detroit and other cities to prepare OSM for advanced navigation by adding features like lane directions / turn lanes, traffic signals, and turn restrictions. We will also give an overview of the data OSM will need to power future driving use cases, and where OSM is most ready.