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Mobility software company Renovo and mapping and location services specialist HERE Technologies have formed a partnership to develop and deploy open interfaces for automated vehicles. For highly and fully automated vehicles, these will have open standards for interoperability and data exchange across the transportation ecosystem.

The first phase of the collaboration involves the development of a new interface to use sensor data generated by fleets of automated vehicles to ‘self-heal’ HERE’s maps such as those offered in its HD Live Map service. This interface will be made available to fleets using Renovo’s AWare operating system and will give continuously-updated mapping.

Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE Technologies, said in a statement: “As we build the data infrastructure required for autonomous cars, collaboration between key technology providers and across industries is mandatory. 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.”

-Farah Alkhalisi