The electric vehicle maker Arrival has selected HERE Technologies, a location data and technology platform, to power its in-vehicle Human-Machine Interface (HMI) navigation solution. The two companies say the partners will ‘enhance the performance of electric commercial fleets and have a radical impact on climate change as a result’.
HERE’s software development kit (SDK) 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.
Arrival recently announced a partnering with Uber to develop a purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) for ride-hailing drivers. The Arrival Car is expected to enter production in Q3 2023.
Valentin Anisimov, HMI System Lead in Technology at Arrival, says: “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.”
Knuth Sexauer, Vice President for Automotive at HERE Technologies, adds: “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.”
Arrival is a global business founded in 2015 and headquartered in London, UK and Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., with more than 1,900 global employees located in offices across the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Russia, and Luxembourg. The company is deploying its first three microfactories in North Carolina, U.S., South Carolina, U.S. and Bicester, UK in 2021.