Here makes new HD map data available for automated vehicle tests

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Here, a leader in mapping, navigation and location services, is making high-definition (HD) mapping data of sections of public roads in four countries available to all automotive companies to support their automated vehicle initiatives.

Here has been developing its HD map using its lidar-equipped data capture vehicles and advanced processing technologies. As part of that effort, Here has mapped several private test tracks for automated driving projects.

Now, for the first time, the company is offering HD mapping data of specific stretches of open road in Silicon Valley, California, and Michigan in the USA, as well as in France and Germany, to all car makers and automotive suppliers for test purposes. Here plans to offer data for Japan too later this year.

“We have been providing mapping data for the automotive industry for three decades,” said Bruno Bourguet, senior VP of sales and business development, Here. “Now we are building on those long-standing relationships to help our customers advance their leadership in this crucial technology.”

August 20, 2015

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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