Netherlands: Technology providers for intelligent vehicles, HERE and Mobileye, have announced a strategic partnership that links their respective autonomous driving technologies into an enhanced industry-leading offering for automakers.
Through this partnership, the two companies plan to integrate Mobileye’s Roadbook with HERE HD Live Map; Mobileye’s utilization of the HERE Open Location Platform; and HERE to utilize raw sensor and observation data from Mobileye.
“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,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE.
“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.”
“High-definition mapping is a key enabler for autonomous driving. Mobileye’s REM technology, enabling crowd-sourced data extraction, together with the backend processing of the Roadbook combined with HERE HD Live Map is critical to ensure dynamic, near real-time updates”, said Professor Amnon Shashua, Chairman and CTO of Mobileye.
“We are pleased to work with HERE to create a “world HD-map” standard, leveraging the combined fleet size of certain vehicle brands initially, with the objective of eventually launching an industry wide initiative.”
In parallel, the two companies also intend to explore other potential opportunities where their products and services are complementary to further support automotive companies in advancing their autonomous driving and mobility strategies generally.