Nokia has today announced new partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, as well as Continental and Magneti Marelli. The companies will be working together on the HERE Connected Driving framework to offer unique, integrated and connected services that are more advanced than the generic navigation installed in vehicles today.
Utilising the cloud and taking advantage of real-time computing, HERE will enable drivers to carry out a variety of tasks both efficiently and safely. Mercedes-Benz will help Nokia develop smart maps for connected cars, as well as venture into autonomous vehicles, opening up a more advanced world of transportation with 3D digital maps.
Magneti Marelli, which develops and manufactures systems, modules and high-technology components, will work with HERE to develop end-to-end connected driving solutions ready for car makers. Based on Magneti Marelli's open platform and Nokia's HERE solution, the services will take full advantage of dynamic content supplied from the HERE Auto Cloud, such as real-time traffic updates, fuel pricing, parking, points of interest and more.
The last remaining partner announced today, Continental Corporation, revealed that the company has implemented 3D content from HERE into its new "infotainment" system. The platform will use HERE to integrate multiple location-based applications and services, including satellite imagery with split screen and current traffic information among others. Drivers will also be able to synchronise navigation destinations and route preferences from smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Here's what Michael Halbherr, Head of HERE and EVP at Nokia, had to say on the partnerships:
"We believe that the evolution towards a connected car future will happen in different phases. Autonomous driving is just one fascinating aspect. Every car OEM, system integrator and every driver will require their own unique solution and technology will never be able to replace human understanding. That is why we have created our Connected Driving solutions with fresh maps at their core."
Even though Microsoft will be purchasing and integrating the mobile devices division of Nokia, the Finish company is cracking on with HERE innovation that could have a positive impact on the world. The announced partnerships come before the HERE Connected Driving offering will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show, starting on September 10th.
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