In a nutshell: For autonomous driving to work, we need high-definition maps. These HD maps must always accurately reflect reality on the road, including guardrails, trees, ditches, and other objects in the environment. Using modern sensor technology, special vehicles operated by the major map providers are already scanning a large portion of the global road network – but still far too few to update the entire relevant traffic infrastructure once daily. Connected mass-produced vehicles could be the solution. ZF has partnered with Baidu, the leading provider of high-definition maps in China, to push autonomous driving forward.