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We go beyond main cities in Indonesia: Here Technologies

  • M. Taufiqurrahman j

    The Jakarta Post

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Las Vegas, US   /   Sun, January 26, 2020   /  02:55 pm
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Amsterdam-based tech firm Here Technologies is one of the biggest players in 3D mapping technologies and a key player in the development of autonomous vehicles. (The Jakarta Post/Here Techologies)

You may not have direct knowledge of 3D mapping company Here Technologies, but if you drive a smart car, the chances are that it is embedded with sophisticated maps built by this Amsterdam-based tech firm. A global leader in mapping and location services, Here Technologies is working to provide high-definition 3D maps that will be crucial for autonomous vehicles to be able to navigate roads safely. Yet, as the autonomous vehicle project has hit speed bumps worldwide, Here Technologies is switching gear to deploy its 3D mapping technology for more practical purposes like helping to manage smart cities and bringing more efficiency to last-mile delivery. Last year, Japanese firm Mitsubishi and telecom giant NTT acquired a 30 percent stake in Here, hoping to harness the company's strength to reduce traffic and improve efficiency. Following the deal, the two Japanese firms will become ...