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.




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