US: The user interface software provider for the automated car industry, Rightware, has announced a joint collaboration with mapping service provider, HERE. The collaboration is aimed to make it easier for automotive car developers to integrate real-time location data into beautifully-designed user interfaces.
In the collaboration, Rightware’s Kanzi UI software and HERE’s Open Location Platform are integrated to provide developers with a powerful toolset for designing seamless user interfaces that incorporate innovative location data.
The integration makes it possible for automotive developers to create and design user interfaces utilizing real-time location services as an integral part of the user interface. The HERE Open Location Platform’s cloud-based, API-driven architecture significantly reduces the development time of modern automotive applications and offers a rich data set where developers can choose the right data for each use case.
“Integration of HERE Open Location Platform with our Kanzi UI software gives automotive developers the ability to use location data as an integral part of automotive user interfaces,” said Jonas Geust, CEO at Rightware.
“This opens new possibilities for car manufacturers to provide modern connected car services where location-based data can be used to dramatically improve the digital user experience in future cars.”
“With access to a vast array of real-time location data from the cloud, the vehicle will offer rich possibilities for new, personalized and differentiated experiences,” said Nicholas Goubert, VP of Product at HERE. “With the Open Location Platform, we are striving to make it easier for innovative partners such as Rightware to access that location data and do cools things with it. Our collaboration also shows what can be created in just a short space of time.”