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Arrival selects Here SDK for electric vehicle navigation

Arrival claims its integrated transportation ecosystem provides the tools for cities and businesses to achieve their sustainability goals and reduce carbon emissions.

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Arrival wants to enable electric bus and delivery van production through automated microfactories
Arrival wants to enable electric bus and delivery van production through automated microfactories

Electric vehicle company Arrival has selected Here Technologies to power its in-vehicle human-machine interface (HMI) navigation solution.

 

Arrival has been developing its own proprietary hardware, software and multi-tasking robotics since 2015 and is using these technologies to enable electric bus and delivery van production through its automated ‘microfactories’ which are small-footprint, low capex and can be deployed quickly to serve local communities, the company reports.

 

Same-day-delivery

 

According to Arrival, electric vehicles benefit from predictable routes and overnight depot charging, fitting seamlessly within commercial fleets. With the rise of e-commerce, accelerated by Covid-19 and the demand for same-day-delivery, the global market for commercial fleets is expected to grow.

 

Tackling the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, Arrival claims its integrated transportation ecosystem provides the tools for cities and businesses to achieve their sustainability goals.

 

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, and will be used to calculate schedules and run shared mobility solutions.

“We’re delighted to provide drivers of Arrival vehicles with the best technology to do their jobs comfortably and efficiently”

Due to a highly compressed data format, the location data and technology platform said its SDK provides fast upload times and a seamless user experience that can be customised by incorporating private points of interest (POIs).

 

“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 customisation capabilities of the SDK means that Here is the perfect partner for us,” said Valentin Anisimov, HMI system lead in technology at Arrival.

 

“As a result, we’re delighted to provide drivers of Arrival vehicles with the best technology to do their jobs comfortably and efficiently.”

 

“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 realise its goal of making cities cleaner and deliveries faster,” added Knuth Sexauer, vice president for automotive at Here Technologies.

 

Arrival is a global business founded in 2015 and headquartered in London, UK and Charlotte, North Carolina with more than 1,900 global employees located in offices across the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Russia, and Luxembourg.

 

The company announced it is deploying its first three microfactories in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Bicester in the UK in 2021.

 

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