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Blueshark selects HERE as mapping and location services provider for smart electric motorcycles

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16 September 2020

Blueshark, an emerging smart electric motorcycle brand has selected HERE to provide mapping and location services to power its in-vehicle navigation system- Blueshark R1

Blueshark, an emerging smart electric motorcycle brand has selected HERE Technologies as their main provider of mapping and location services for its latest product Blueshark R1. HERE will enable the smart electric motorcycle’s in-vehicle navigation system and route planning algorithms, designed exclusively for motorcycles.

The Blueshark R1 is an innovative smart electric scooter that runs on the ArkRide OS and comes equipped with a full-color 10-inch full-color HD IPS screen. Independently developed by Blueshark, the ArkRide OS is the world's first smart operating system for motorcycles. Blueshark will be integrating the HERE Location Services suite into its vehicles, giving it access to accurate mapping, routing and navigation solutions through its panel display. ArkRide OS supports GPS, Beidou and 4G navigation, music playing, driving recorder, OTA updates, etc., providing riders with a seamless ride-and go experience. Utilizing specific two-wheeler routing and navigation services from HERE, this helps riders drive safely and freely to their destinations without the use of their smartphones.

“Blueshark positions itself at a global level and HERE's world-leading location technology fits perfectly with our targeted markets, especially Europe. Together with HERE, we are looking forward to driving a bright future for this revolutionary product and that of the electric motorcycles market. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we could not have been more grateful for having HERE's full support,” said Alan Xie, Business Development VP of Blueshark. “Also, we are thrilled to be HERE's first partner in the motorcycle industry.”

“We’ve seen more and more appetite for two-wheeler navigation solutions and are really excited to support Blueshark with this two-wheeler specific collaboration. Given safety is important, our contribution is to make sure our information is as precise as possible,” said Stanmira Koleva, SVP and General Manager APAC at HERE Technologies. “Using the location services meant for 2 wheelers from HERE, we are able to support Blueshark as they look to reshape the two wheel electric vehicle industry across the globe. We look forward to collaborating with Blueshark as they move to the next stage of its growth.”

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About HERE Technologies
HERE, a location data and technology platform, moves people, businesses, and cities forward by harnessing the power of location. By leveraging our open platform, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes - from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, please visit and

About Blueshark 
Blueshark Smart Motorcycles is a brand of Sharkgulf Technologies Group Limited, an electric motorcycle manufacturer headquartered in Hong Kong, while having branch establishments worldwide - Shanghai, Seoul, Budapest, Bangkok, Taipei, etc. Blueshark will bring its R Series electric scooters to the European countries, Korea, and Mainland China later this year.