HERE Technologies joins 5G Automotive Association
Posted: 21 November 2019 | Intelligent Transport
HERE’s membership sees the company bring its expertise in location intelligence to 5GAA, with 5G technology set to revolutionise connected vehicle services.
The 5GAA a is a cross-industry organisation of automotive, technology and telecommunications companies that aim to work together to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services. It currently has 134 members, including its eight founding companies: AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated.
Both HERE and 5GAA align on a vision to build the future of connected mobility. The 5GAA supports the idea that 5G will be best able to carry out critical communications for safer driving, support enhanced V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications and connected mobility solutions. As a digital mapping and in-car navigation systems service, HERE is said to provide the location intelligence, data and services necessary for automated and autonomous driving.
“Joining the 5GAA signifies our commitment to emerging technologies that will improve mobility around the world,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE. “5G will usher in the future of the automotive and telecommunications industries by enabling new in-car services, enhanced safety and autonomous driving. HERE will contribute to the 5GAA’s mission by providing a rich location context, so these emerging technologies can orient themselves in and navigate through this new world.”
“We are excited to welcome HERE into the 5GAA family. The company’s expertise in location technology will bring us closer to the next generation of automated vehicle solutions and new mobility technologies,” said Christoph Voigt, chairman of 5GAA.