What is the NDS Association?
NDS is a registered association that develops a standardised Physical Storage Format (PSF) for maps in navigation systems. 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 objectives of the NDS Association
The NDS association provides a standard for representing digital map data, the NDS standard. The objectives of the NDS association are
- the further development of the NDS standard & the extension of the standard to preferably all current developments,
- the promotion of the NDS standard to increase its adoption in the navigation market and the creation of a win situation for all business segments,
- the freedom to operate the NDS standard,
- the furtherance of the certification of the conformity with the NDS standard.