Here, the mapmaker Nokia recently sold to a German automaker consortium, and MobilEye, the sensor maker that supplied sensors to Tesla before a messy split, will tie-up to build a self-driving tech that would benefit automakers.
Here And Mobileye As Companies
Here is a company co-owned by German automotive companies Audi, BMW, and Daimler. It is a multi-faceted business in the provision of mapping data, technologies, and services to the automotive, consumer and enterprise sectors. The technology of Here is based on a cloud-computing model, in which location data and services are stored on remote servers so that users have access to it regardless of which device they use.
Mobileye is an Israeli technology company that develops vision-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) providing warnings for collision prevention and mitigation. Mobileye N.V. headquarters and main R&D center is located in Jerusalem, Israel operating under the company name Mobileye Vision Technology Ltd. The company has also sales and marketing offices in Jericho, New York; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan, and Düsseldorf, Germany.
Here And Mobileye To Make Self-Driving Tech For Automakers
“We are building a state-of-the-art global HD map that is becoming the standard for autonomous driving and other IoT applications that need precise location-based information and services,” Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE, says.
“We are rapidly expanding this capability and I am very pleased that we can accelerate that work with Mobileye, a strategic partner which shares our view of where the automotive and other industries are going.”
According to Red Herring, just last May, Mobileye announced that a raft of automakers, including General Motors (GM), had agreed to use its platforms for self-driving cars in 2019. As competition on the self-driving car becomes one of the best tech stories, it will be a great idea if Mobileye and Here will pair up because they both can provide and capture as much of the market as possible.
Maps are a key ingredient in self-driving, as mentioned by Tech Crunch. This Here And Mobileye tie-up should help both companies become more attractive supply partners to automakers as they seek to deploy self-driving vehicles and fleet services.