US-Chip Giant Intel Becomes New Investor in HERE Maps20. January 2017
According to media reports in January of 2017, the German premium car manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler won the US chip giant Intel as a new partner for the map service HERE.
HERE is an online geodata service and navigation program originally developed by Nokia for Nokia smartphones. After the sale by Nokia in August 2015 the map service was handed over to the three German automobile manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler in equal shares. At the end of 2016, other Asian investors were added with the Chinese map provider Navinfo, the Chinese Internet group Tencent and the state fund GIC from Singapore to expand into the Chinese market.
HERE is to provide high-precision maps to the car manufacturers and their partners, providing independence from the few other major providers such as Google or TomTom. Today’s technology can set the position of a car meter-accurate. In the future, HERE HD Live Map the company’s cloud service should be able to work to the centimeter. The aim is to supply vehicles in real time with information such as road obstacles, traffic and road conditions. Intel’s expectations are also linked to the use of advanced systems not only in the automotive industry, but also to integrate them into Smart Homes.
As reported in our News previously, the Chinese automotive market is of great importance for the German car manufacturers. Chinese customers are enthusiastic about technology, so premium car manufacturers need to be aware of international competition with digital equipment and networking of vehicles.
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