Here Technologies, die wild card in der deutschen Automobilbranche, kooperiert mit Renovo, um ihre Karten nützlicher für selbstfahrende Autos zu machen. Venturebeat:
Software mobility startup Renovo and Here Technologies, a location and navigation company, are joining forces to bring high-definition map analytics to self-driving cars.
The companies today announced a collaboration on the development of a new “technology interface” that will “maximize the utility” of sensor data generated by fleets of autonomous vehicles. It’ll be made available through Renovo’s AWare operating system, a licensable middleware that works with products from Samsung, Verizon, Velodyne, Parsons, Phantom Auto, Metamoto, Bestmile, and others to deliver features like teleoperation, mapping, fleet management, and data services.
AWare OS has already gained quite a bit of traction in the self-driving market. Taxi startup Voyage this year announced a long-term strategic collaboration that will see its fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans outfitted with AWare OS. In July, Renovo teamed up with conversational artificial intelligence (A) company Speak With Me and Swedish sensor company NIRA Dynamics to integrate both companies’ technologies with AWare.
Here versucht just auch Entwickler von Google Maps wegzulocken. Engadget:
When visiting the website for a local restaurant or other small business, you’ll likely see Google Maps embedded to show the location. Developers of such sites were recently thrown for a loop, however, when Google announced new, more expensive pricing and demanded a credit card and Google Cloud account for all API access to Maps. To profit from this discord, Here has unveiled a new „freemium“ plan that offers many more free „transactions“ (page loads) than Google Maps, with no need to provide a credit card.
Zur Erinnerung: Im Januar letzten Jahres stieg Intel bei Here ein und erwarb 15 Prozent.
Hier das heutige Selbstverständnis von Here:
By partnering with world-leading automakers, we are powering 4 out of 5 in-car navigation systems in North America and Europe. But we’re not just on the road.
We are capturing the world in three dimensions, readying for an autonomous future.
And we’re looking beyond. From autonomous driving to the Internet of Things, we are building the future of location technology through strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Intel, NVIDIA, Mobileye and Tencent.