Navigation Data Standard (NDS) e.V.

About us

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.

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 has entries in the Chinese, English, German and Japanese Wikipedia.

NDS is chaired by Dr. Volker Sasse, Navinfo and Alexander Bracht, Daimler.

If you are interested to become a full member, please contact, the NDS Administrator. NDS offers also evaluation contracts to research organisations and start-ups.
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