Arrival, the UK based company developing electric vehicles for the delivery market, has selected location data specialist Here Technologies to power its in-vehicle human-machine interface (HMI) navigation solution.
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. With this in mind, Arrival is attempting to develop an integrated transportation ecosystem that provides the tools for cities and businesses to achieve their sustainability goals.
“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,” remarked Valentin Anisimov, HMI system lead in technology at Arrival.
In addition to standard mapping, routing and search functionality, Here’s software development kit (SDK) also 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. Thanks to a highly compressed data format, the SDK also provides fast upload times and a user experience that can be customized by incorporating private points of interest (POIs).
“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,” concluded Knuth Sexauer, VP for Automotive at Here Technologies.