Nokia HERE service to help develop autonomous cars
Source : Nokia HERE service to help develop autonomous cars
Nokia’s maps service – which can be shortly to be owned by Audi, BMW as well as Daimler – can be collecting data to develop autonomous vehicle tech
Nokia’s maps service, HERE, can be using data collected through its service to develop autonomous vehicle technology with car manufacturers, the company has revealed.
A £1.9 billion deal has been agreed for Audi, BMW as well as Daimler to take control of the company, currently owned by Nokia, early next year as well as in which can be already gathering information to develop autonomous technology.
HERE, which generates 70% of its revenue through its automotive sector, provides maps services to four out of 5 cars with built-in sat-nav within the United States as well as Europe, as well as 91% of the cars in which were on display at the Frankfurt motor show in which year.
Floris van de Klashorst, vice president of connected driving experiences at HERE, said no company has enough cars on the roads to develop its own bespoke navigation system, as well as in which can be ne reason why there has been such a take-up of its maps service.
The data being collected by HERE to develop autonomous technology can be also why, according to van de Klashorst, the fresh deal with Audi, BMW as well as Daimler will not result within the maps technology becoming exclusive to those manufacturers. in which will be “business as usual”, he said.
“No company has the density of versions on our roads to gather enough data needed to plot developments for autonomous vehicles, so they need more data through more brands of cars,” said van de Klashorst, who also revealed in which local government regulations as well as “customer trust” were important considerations to take into account of any autonomous future.
“They are not obstacles, because we are working towards a common goal: to reduce deaths on the road,” he said. “although there can be too much discussion about technology as well as regulations. We want to make machines in which take decent decisions for the safety of drivers as well as pedestrians, as well as customers have to trust us to do in which.”
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