HERE Technologies and HYUNDAI MNSOFT, a Hyundai Motor Group subsidiary specializing in mapping technology responsible for the Hyundai KIA Motors infotainment system has entered into a broad global alliance to provide HD mapping and location services.
As a part of the agreement, HERE Technologies and HYUNDAI MNSOFT will explore a collaboration on dynamic high-definition maps. HERE will also develop its presence in South Korea by drawing on HYUNDAI MNSOFT’s rich South Korean map and IVI software.
Since 2005, HERE has provided HYUNDAI MNSOFT with global map data for Hyundai KIA vehicles. Both companies are also open to exploring additional opportunities in the future such as commercial and technical collaboration on HD maps.
Edzard Overbeek, CEO, HERE Technologies said, “HERE and HYUNDAI MNSOFT will combine our collective resources to better serve customers and further our HD mapping objectives in South Korea and globally.”
“We are expecting the alliance to contribute greatly to the quality and development of mapping technology and map data, not only in South Korea but also worldwide,” said Jeesoo Hong, CEO, HYUNDAI MNSOFT.
“With this strong partnership, HYUNDAI MNSOFT and HERE will elevate and expand both the standard and coverage of HD maps, essential for autonomous driving,” added Hong.