HERE collaborates with SWARCO and OCCV on connected cars initiative

HERE collaborates with SWARCO and OCCV on connected cars initiative

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HERE's connected car parking ecosystemUS, September, 2014: At ITS World Congress HERE announced two new research collaborations with the SWARCO Group and the Oakland County Connected Vehicle Task Force (OCCV).

Ogi Redzic, Vice President of Connected Driving at HERE told media that HERE location cloud can be combined with smart new technology to help cities become better places to drive a car. HERE is working with the SWARCO Group to combine probe data from HERE, and SWARCO’s sensor data and traffic management information to create new navigation services that will give the drivers of connected cars intelligent speed guidance.

Talking about the collaboration, Cees De Wijs, CEO of the SWARCO Group said, "With the collaboration with HERE, our traffic management and control systems are evolving by exploiting the capability to interact with the vehicles, so to address individually the road users and improving the safety, efficiency and comfort of their travel."

At the Congress, HERE also showcased an alternate and potentially safer means of maintaining accurate positioning in parts of a city where there isn't adequate GPS coverage, such as between high buildings, in parking garages or in underpasses.

With support from the Oakland County Connected Vehicle Task Force (OCCV) and Paxgrid, HERE demonstrated how it can provide precise location positioning of a vehicle with the use of two small roadside boxes known as WAVE DSRC units, but without GPS or cellular positioning information. HERE is providing its maps for the technology, which has the potential to be a key element of future city-wide connected vehicle systems.

Source: HERE