What is the NDS Association?

NDS is a registered association with the vision of providing a leading world-wide map standard for automotive grade use. The NDS Association consists of car manufacturers, application/compiler developers, map and service providers.

What is the situation?

  • Worldwide success of navigation, but high effort maintaining proprietary formats
  • Cost is the challenge in a competitive market

The mission of the NDS Association

The NDS association innovates automotive grade map technology by defining the NDS standard with the following objectives:

  • The fast extension of the NDS standard focusing on innovation for map-related automotive applications
  • The promotion of the NDS standard to increase its adoption in the world-wide automotive market through ease of use and efficient implementation
  • Securing the freedom to operate the NDS standard
  • The certification of conformity with the NDS standard

In order to fulfil this mission, the NDS Association supports NDS projects, evolves the standard and grows the association.




NDS Partners

Aisin Alpine Baidu BMW Bosch Daimler Denso Elektrobit Garmin Harman here Hyundai Increment P KOTEI Mapmaster Mappers Mitsubishi Electric mxnavi NavInfo NAVIS-AMS Neusoft Automotives NNG Panasonic Preh Car Connect Telenav TomTom Volkswagen Volvo Zenrin