A digital mapping service HERE collects real-time driving data from cars via its Open Location Platform.
In advance of next week’s Paris Auto Show, HERE unveiled a series of initial tools, namely HERE Real-Time Traffic, HERE Hazard Warnings, HERE Road Signs and HERE On-Street Parking. Beginning in 2017, any customer inside or outside of the automotive industry will be able to access this data in a variety of ways.
Initially the data will come from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, but the group plans to open it to all manufacturers.
Edzard Overbeek, HERE CEO, said in a press release: “HERE believes that industry collaboration is essential to address the major challenges faced by road users everywhere. What we are seeing today is the technology and automotive industries coming together to create services that will elevate the driving experience. This is also an important milestone for our open location platform, which is readying to serve as a nerve center for future autonomous vehicles, smart cities and intelligent transportation systems.”
“I believe that with this data, we’ll not only be able to improve our services, but also address broader issues in society and the development of the autonomous vehicle,” said Matthias Mohlig, head of product management for Here automotive services, in a statement.