HERE Tech Has Seen Big Opportunities In Two-Wheeler Navigation
HERE Technologies, a global automotive mapping and location services major is eyeing the potential for growth in India’s two-wheeler segment. And to that end, it is ramping up development work to cater to not just the local market but also to some Southeast Asian regions.
The company is looking at expanding in India, particularly to the two-wheeler market. It will be an interesting challenge because there are places where a (mapping) car cannot go, so we are figuring out how to identify lanes in those areas. It’s being developed out of India and will even cover places like Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
Other features in two-wheeler navigation
HERE Technologies aims the other important features to roll out the maps for two-wheelers through a specialised handset similar to a GPS navigation device that can be mounted on a two-wheeler. Koleva says the company is presently in talks with major two-wheeler makers to understand the right design that would make the device easy to use. Maps will be embedded on special devices that can be mounted on a motorbike and these will be made in collaboration with Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers
Collaboration with automakers in India
Inactive conversations with all the carmakers in Japan and Korea, and they are in one way or the other looking at future projects for India for us. Some of the carmakers we are working within India include Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai India, Daimler, Land Rover, Ford India, Volvo and Toyota India. Apart from all the service, which is navigation, it has seen a lot of automakers looking at traffic as one of the future services they want to deliver for India because it wasn’t available until recently collaboration has also worked with large automakers such as Daimler, BMW and Audi on their future models and make sure that it is included as part of it. All other technologies update will be visible soon
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