TomTom announced on March 8 that Volvo Cars selected TomTom’s HD Map to power the first phase of the Volvo Drive Me program, its groundbreaking research project into autonomous driving where real drivers will integrate autonomous driving into their daily lives on public roads.

The first group of drivers will be recruited in Gothenburg, Sweden, with future pilot programs to be launched in the UK and China.

TomTom’s HD Map is a digital map-based product that helps automated vehicles precisely locate themselves on the road.