The electric vehicle company Arrival has selected location technology platform HERE Technologies to power its in-vehicle Human-Machine Interface 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. Their business is based around EVs using predictable routes and overnight depot charging to fit within commercial fleets.
With the rise of e-commerce, accelerated by COVID-19 and the demand for same-day-delivery, they expect the global market for commercial fleets to grow, and say 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.
They say they’re using HERE because its software development kit 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 customised by incorporating private points of interest.
“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,” added Knuth Sexauer, Vice President for Automotive at HERE Technologies.
Together, Arrival and HERE say they are “poised to enhance the performance of electric commercial fleets and have a radical impact on climate change as a result.”
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