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HERE partners with automakers and automotive suppliers to connect cars to the cloud

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Wednesday, September 11th 2013
HERE, a Nokia business | Espoo, Finland
Read More About: connected car, here, india, nokia


 

- Work begins with Mercedes-Benz to explore "smart maps" for self-driving car

- Partnerships with Magneti Marelli, Continental also unveiled

ESPOO, Finland, Sept 9, 2013 - HERE, a Nokia business, today announced ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show that it has partnered with the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler and two of the world's leading automotive system integrators, Continental Corporation and Magneti Marelli. These partners are building on the HERE Connected Driving framework to offer individual connected products and services that go beyond navigation to meet their differing needs.

Connecting the car to the cloud is one of the biggest opportunities for the automotive industry today. Connectivity will allow cars to compute real time information on demand so that the vehicle can take over more aspects of driving ultimately creating an entirely new class of services. At the same time, technology is advancing so rapidly that what appears cutting edge today will be commonplace tomorrow. Automakers and system integrators alike need a partner who understands their needs, offers them flexibility and can stay ahead of fast moving technology cycles.

With a long history in supplying maps for the automotive industry, HERE is well positioned to help car makers and in-vehicle technology suppliers create connected cars.

Mercedes-Benz

HERE has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to jointly develop smart maps for connected cars and ultimately, self-driving cars. HERE and Mercedes built a 3D digital map of the route that the first Benz Patent-Motorwagen took 125 years ago from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany. Based on the particular requirements of autonomous vehicles, this map includes precise road data that go beyond traditional maps, including the number and direction of lanes, traffic signs along the route and even exact coordinates of traffic lights. While autonomous vehicles may not hit the streets commercially for several years, automakers and tech innovators alike must already think about the infrastructure and technological requirements needed to support this technology. Mercedes-Benz and HERE will continue to explore this area together.

Magneti Marelli

Magneti Marelli is working with HERE to develop an end-to-end connected driving solution ready to use for car makers, based on Magneti Marelli's open platform and the HERE Connected Driving offering. It takes advantage of dynamic content from the HERE Auto Cloud such as real-time traffic information, parking and fuel prices as well as information on local places.

Continental Corporation

Continental Corporation recently announced that it has implemented 3D content from HERE into its new Infotainment platform. With HERE, the platform will integrate different location based applications into cars such as 3D Landmarks, satellite imagery with split screen and current traffic information among other location based applications. Drivers can also synch navigation destinations and route preferences across the in-dash system in their vehicles and their smartphone, tablet, or PC.

"We believe that the evolution towards a connected car future will happen in different phases. Autonomous driving is just one fascinating aspect," said Michael Halbherr, Head of HERE and EVP at Nokia. "Every car OEM, system integrator and every driver will require their own unique solution and technology will never be able to replace human understanding. That is why we have created our Connected Driving solutions with fresh maps at their core."

The HERE Connected Driving offering will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show  starting on September 10 at Hall 4.1, Stand E30.

About HERE and Nokia
HERE, a Nokia business, offers the world's best maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. HERE inspires a new generation of location services and devices helping more people to navigate their lives with ease and confidence. Built on more than 25 years of experience in cartography and drawing on more than 80,000 sources of data, HERE offers "Maps for Life" for more than 190 countries, voice guided navigation in 95 countries in more than 50 languages and live traffic information for 34 countries. To learn more about HERE, visit http://blog.here.com/

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

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