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New partnership advances open interfaces in transportation

Renovo and HERE Technologies have entered into a partnership to deploy open interfaces for highly and fully automated vehicles

The partners believe an open-standards approach will fuel greater interoperability and data exchange across the transportation ecosystem, boosting safety, efficiency and comfort for passengers.

In the first phase of their collaboration, Renovo and HERE are working on a new technology interface to maximise the utility of sensor data, generated by fleets of automated vehicles, which identify change in the real world and provide a highly-precise, continuously-updating map across the road network. An automated vehicle equipped with HERE HD Live Map knows exactly where it is and has a better understanding of what lies ahead and what it should do in different scenarios.

The partners intend to make the interface available for vehicles powered by Renovo’s AWare operating system, enabling them to provide data that can be used to update a service such as HERE’s HD Live Map.

“As we build the data infrastructure required for autonomous cars, collaboration between key technology providers and across industries is mandatory,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE Technologies. “With AWare, Renovo has a powerful operating system for automated vehicles. Our partnership and integration into the AWare ecosystem will help expand access to data that’s vital to building automated mobility systems that people can trust.”

“HERE Technologies is a leading creator of mapping and location services with a bold Autonomous World Vision, and we are delighted to enter into this partnership with them,” said Chris Heiser, CEO and co-founder of Renovo.

HERE is privately held and backed by several investors: Audi, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Daimler, Intel and Pioneer. The company is the newest addition to the AWare ecosystem which includes Samsung, Verizon, Velodyne LiDAR, Parsons, INRIX, Argus Cyber Security, Affectiva, Phantom Auto, Metamoto, Understand.ai, NIRA Dynamics and Bestmile.

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