ARRIVAL SELECTS HERE SDK FOR ITS ELECTRIC VEHICLES
>> HERE Technologies to power Arrival’s in-vehicle navigation solution
>> HERE SDK to calculate routes and schedules and run shared mobility solutions
Arrival, the company reinventing the automotive industry with its entirely new approach to the design and assembly of electric vehicles (EVs), has selected HERE Technologies, the leading location data and technology platform, to power its in-vehicle Human-Machine Interface (HMI) navigation solution.
Arrival has been developing its own proprietary hardware, software and robotics since 2015 and is using these technologies to enable electric vehicle production through its unique Microfactories, which are small-footprint, low CapEx and can be deployed quickly to serve local communities. Electric vehicles benefit from predictable routes and overnight depot charging, fitting seamlessly within commercial fleets. With the rise of e-commerce, accelerated by COVID-19 and the demand for same-day-delivery, the global market for commercial fleets is expected to grow. Tackling the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, Arrival’s integrated transportation ecosystem provides the tools for cities and businesses to achieve their sustainability goals.
HERE’s software development kit (SDK) goes well beyond standard mapping, routing and search functionalities. It provides real-time visibility into the geographic location of mobile assets and offline capabilities that include route calculation, location search and turn-by-turn navigation. Thanks to a highly compressed data format, HERE SDK provides fast upload times and a seamless user experience that can be customized by incorporating private points of interest (POIs).
“After a comprehensive benchmarking process, Arrival came to the conclusion that the navigation SDK from HERE is one of the best on the market. The quality of the location data coupled with the customization capabilities of the SDK means that HERE is the perfect partner for us. As a result, we’re delighted to provide drivers of Arrival vehicles with the best technology to do their jobs comfortably and efficiently,” said Valentin Anisimov, HMI System Lead in Technology at Arrival.
“We are extremely proud to be partnering with Arrival on tackling the challenge of our times – zero-emissions transport. With HERE SDK, Arrival can now offer their drivers a best-in-class routing experience. We look forward to helping Arrival realize its goal of making cities cleaner and deliveries faster,” said Knuth Sexauer, Vice President for Automotive at HERE Technologies.
Together, Arrival and HERE are poised to enhance the performance of electric commercial fleets and have a radical impact on climate change as a result.
HERE TECHNOLOGIES IS POWERING THE LYNK & CO 01 SUV IN EUROPE
Lynk & Co, the global mobility brand, and HERE Technologies, the leading location data and technology platform, have teamed up to create a unique and seamless driving experience. The Lynk & Co 01 SUV, the brand’s first car, is now powered by HERE’s premium map content and connected vehicle services.
Lynk & Co launched its membership-based mobility concept with a “car that has it all” and a business model based on sharing rather than on ownership. Focusing on building up local communities, Lynk & Co recently opened its first member clubs in Amsterdam and Gothenburg.
In its search to make mobility a harmonious experience, Lynk & Co has identified parking as a key pain point for its members. As a result of this, all 01 models are now equipped with HERE Parking. This connected service shows drivers where they are most likely to find on-and off-street parking places, along with information on pricing and restrictions such as maximum parking duration, no parking zones and loading zones. This service also takes into account the time it will take to park and provides an estimated time of arrival (ETA) so that journeys can be planned more accurately. The service is based on historical and near real-time data coming from a variety of sources, including vehicle sensors.
In addition to its parking services, HERE’s connected vehicle services include HERE Real-Time Traffic, search, weather services and departure alert services. These services come on top of the HERE map that displays roads, 3D buildings, speed limits and traffic patterns – some of the many attributes Lynk & Co drivers will now benefit from.
“Everything we do at Lynk & Co is about providing our customers with a seamless, hassle-free mobility experience. Finding a parking space is one of the major pain points of urban living. Thanks to HERE, our customers can now leverage their connected services to go beyond real-time traffic information and make parking a smooth and fluid experience,” said David Green, Chief Data Officer at Lynk & Co.
“We are very proud to contribute to Lynk & Co’s vision of hassle-free mobility. We look forward to providing Lynk & Co’s customers with a seamless driving experience including effortless parking, both on- and off-street,” said Knuth Sexauer, Vice President for Automotive at HERE Technologies.
NEXYAD AND HERE IMPROVE VEHICLE SAFETY WITH NEXT GENERATION, COGNITIVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
>> Nexyad aggregates extensive data sources in a vehicle, including HERE data, in real time to assess driving behaviour given the surrounding context
>> Based on this assessment, Nexyad recommends a maximum speed and delivers a driving score
>> Nexyad’s technology is already being used by Brightmile in the UK, Montbleu in India and Milla in France
Paris and Amsterdam – Nexyad, the embedded, real-time platform for aggregating on-board data, and HERE Technologies, the leading location data and technology platform, are now working together to apply cognitive AI to road safety.
Nexyad uses cognitive AI to aggregate extensive data sources in a vehicle in real time and interprets them to assess whether a certain driving behaviour is appropriate given the surrounding context. Nexyad’s assessment, that can easily be delivered to a driver via a mobile phone, can be calculated from four sets of data only: HERE map, Global Navigation Satellite System, electronic horizon and acceleration. Nexyad’s platform is also scalable and can aggregate data from Advanced Driving Assistant Systems (ADAS) sensors to include camera, radar and lidar, weather (visibility and temperature), and traffic data.
Maximum speed recommended for a specific vehicle at a specific time
Nexyad’s real-time data aggregation platform provides two output values 20 times every second: the lack of caution of the driver and the maximum speed recommended given the road conditions – legal speed limit, road roughness, topography of the road, weather, and traffic. Nexyad bases its analysis on several thousand road accident reports, using a set of rules from modern hybrid AI which includes knowledge-based systems, deep learning, neural gas, PAC (Possibly Approximatively Correct) learning, game theory, reinforcement learning, possibility theory and fuzzy logic.
By recommending a “maximum cautious speed” based on real-time data and context-specific to every single vehicle, driver and driving environment, Nexyad’s approach goes much further than the European requirement for vehicles to be aware of the legal speed limit on each road segment (Intelligent Speed Assist). Nexyad’s safety coach called SafetyNex acts as a true co-pilot for the driver as it provides real-time guidance so as to anticipate possible emergency situations ahead that may lead to an accident. This proactive coaching activates while driving and has been demonstrated to reduce accident rates by at least 25%.
A risk score for drivers and autonomous shuttles
Nexyad provides drivers with a score that reflects the risk associated with their driving behavior. Nexyad’s platform is being used by insurers to provide recommendations to drivers and generate a risk profile. For example, Brightmile, a start-up incubated by Kamet, AXA’s insurer tech studio, is using Nexyad’s SafetyNex software as one of the parameters of their smartphone-based telematics solutions for fleets. India’s Montbleu also relies on Nexyad’s SafetyNex for its smartphone-based app ‘ROAD-Drive it Safe’. Milla, the French autonomous electric shuttle, uses SafetyNex to adapt vehicle speeds according to driving conditions and alerts the service operator (on-board and/or off-board) to take appropriate action when the level of risk is estimated too high.
Nexyad has started to integrate the HERE HD Live Map to provide OEMs with Predictive Automotive Cruise Control services whereby appropriate speeds are not only being recommended but automatically implemented. Moving forward, connected vehicles will use SafetyNex to assess the level of caution of their own driving and will be able to adopt the appropriate speed even in unknown road conditions.
“We found that the maps from HERE are accurate to the centimetre and constantly updated to the second. Every detail counts for us - the topography of the road, the exact positioning of the crossing, the location of a school. With our mission being to save lives, we cannot settle for anything less than the best,” says Gérard Yahiaoui, CEO of Nexyad.
“Nexyad’s SafetyNex software is one of a kind – not only does it provide a score for the lack of caution of the driver, based on the environment in real time, it also recommends an appropriate driving speed. This is the future for Predictive Automotive Cruise Control systems, insurers and autonomous vehicles,” says Gilles Martinelli, Director of Automotive at HERE Technologies.