Nexar launches real-time mapping platform

  • November 21, 2022
  • William Payne

AI vision specialist Nexar has released a real-time mapping platform. CityStream Live accesses a continuous stream of crowdsourced data, providing connected vehicles, maps, and mobility services with continually updated road data. The platform is built on the integration of crowdsourcing data, edge AI, and change detection capabilities.

By introducing real-time mapping technologies at the edge of the network, Nexar’s CityStream Live is aiming to transform how road information is captured and delivered to the mobility ecosystem. Real-time mapping will complement the company’s existing applications for detecting work zones, road sign changes, potholes, and free parking spaces.

By bringing together a crowdsourcing network with edge AI software, CityStream Live is designed to provide users and developers with a live data feed to increase situational awareness, enhance driving capabilities, and increase safety. Nexar has over 700,000 vehicles in its network of cameras capturing 94% of US roads each month. The company collects 3 billion miles of road vision data per year. Combining large-scale data aggregation with on-the-fly data curation, CityStream Live provides road data streams in real time for both urban and highway use cases.

“Other companies in this space, such as Tesla and Mobileye, have been working on similar mapping capabilities,” said Eran Shir, Nexar’s CEO and cofounder. “However, their solutions are dependent on closed platforms and specific car models, which makes them unsuitable for general use in a vast range of vehicles and mobility applications. CityStream Live uses the same principles as Google PageRank did back in the 90’s, harnessing crowd wisdom to index the web at 40x lower costs. This allows partners and customers the real-time mapping APIs and tools they need in a technology-agnostic way, independent of the Camera or base map used. Our real time mapping is ready and available for you and your business needs, no matter what vehicle.”