HERE connects the car to the cloud - introducing the most complete Connected Driving offer on the market

HERE connects the car to the cloud - introducing the most complete Connected 
Driving offer on the market 
ESPOO, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 08/30/13 --  HERE, a Nokia
business, today announced a complete Connected Driving offer, the
only end-to-end driving solution on the market today, which
will help
car makers and in-vehicle technology suppliers connect the car and
the driver to the cloud. 
The offering includes HERE Auto, HERE Auto Cloud, and HERE Auto
Companion. In
addition, HERE has radically improved its Traffic
product, HERE Traffic, by building a new system to process data even
faster and more accurately than before. The HERE Connected Driving
offering will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show in
Frankfurt, Germany starting on September 10. 
Technology is rapidly transforming driving, with connectivity
bringing the outside world to the car and the sensor revolution
creating new possibilities
for the automobile industry. People today
demand that cars become integrated
into their ecosystem of connected
devices with the same level of innovation they
see in their personal
HERE Connected Driving offers a full range of automotive products and
that builds on our high-quality and fresh map to go beyond
navigation. The customizable offering is a fully flexible framework
that allows automakers to
differentiate the driving experience. It
will help them solve the problems that
drivers face every day such as
synching routes and other personal information
across their car and
devices and finding the right parking spot or closest gas
- HERE Auto is the first embedded in-car navigation experience that
delivers the right map at the right moment with and without a data
connection. Drivers can
get turn by turn voice guided navigation in
95 countries and 2D, 3D and satellite map views including street
level imagery. In the future, car makers
will be able to easily
extend the HERE Auto experience using a software development kit
(SDK) to create entertainment and other applications, such as in the
areas of music and social networking. HERE Auto is already integrated
Continental's next generation Open Infotainment Platform. HERE is
also working
with partners such as Magneti Marelli and others to bring
HERE Auto to the market in the
 coming months. 
- HERE Auto Cloud provides drivers with always-on access to several
dynamic services such as real-time traffic updates, helping drivers
avoid congested areas, road closures or blockages that occur en
route. Drivers can also get recommendations on places to eat, parking
spots, information on where to charge
an electric vehicle or where to
find the most inexpensive fuel. 
- HERE Auto Companion, a customizable mobile and web application,
keeps drivers
connected outside of the car allowing them to
synchronize their favorite places
and routes across their devices so
that they won't need to re-enter their route
when they get in the
driver's seat. Car makers can tap assets from the existing
HERE suite
such as walking navigation, public transit routes and even
venue maps to build custom mobile applications. Drivers could
use the app to
remotely find their car with their device using
LiveSight augmented reality technology and check the car's vital
stats such as fuel levels and tire pressure. 
- HERE Traffic has been radically improved by "Halo," our new engine
that processes data quickly and accurately. Every month we're
collecting ever greater
numbers of high-quality data, such as probe
points and sensor information to
deliver real-time information such
as weather, traffic congestion, road construction and other factors
that affect a drive. With our new Traffic product
drivers get
improved travel time estimates, so they can better plan their
and quickly re-route on the go. 
"By 2016, the majority of consumers in mature markets will consider
in-vehicle web-based data access a key criterion in their automotive
purchase," said Thilo Koslowski, VP of Automotive at Gartner.
"Successful connected vehicle solutions
will add value to the
connected driver's digital lifestyle and enable
cross-device experiences relevant for people everyday." 
For more information about HERE Auto, please visit our blog: 
About HERE and Nokia 
HERE, a Nokia business, offers the world's best maps and location
across multiple screens and operating systems. HERE
inspires a new generation of location services and devices helping
more people to navigate their lives with
ease and confidence. Built
on more than 25 years of experience in cartography
and drawing on
more than 80,000 sources of data, HERE offers "Maps for Life" for
more than 190 countries, voice guided navigation in 95 countries in
more than
50 languages and live traffic information for 34 countries.
To learn more about
HERE, visit 
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