A self-healing HD map? Learn how we do it

HERE HD Live Map

Intelligent sensor data for autonomous driving solutions


Putting trust in autonomous driving with intelligent mapping

Safety and comfort is the key challenge as we move into the era of autonomous driving, aiming to replicate the human driving experience and build consumer trust.

The autonomous vehicle’s ability to understand its precise positioning, plan beyond sensor visibility, possess contextual awareness of the environment and local knowledge of the road rules are critical pieces of the autonomous driving puzzle.

HERE HD Live Map is the prerequisite for autonomous driving solutions.

Technical Information

HERE HD Live Map: Under the hood

Compromised of various tiled layers that are highly accurate and updated through multiple data sources, HERE HD Live Map is a cloud-based service that supports connected ADAS and highly automated driving solutions. The layers are logically structured into Road Model, HD Lane Model, and HD Localization Model.

How the service works:

Building the foundation

The base map is the foundation of HERE HD Live Map. Captured via a highly precise industrial process using our HERE True vehicles equipped with LiDAR, collecting 28TB of data everyday - with accuracy down to centimeters.

Ingestion via the crowd

Using crowdsourced vehicle sensor data we collect drive paths, lane markings, road edges, road signs, pavement markings and more. Combined with multiple data sources like satellite imagery helps us maintain a fresh HERE HD Live Map.

Map learning in the cloud

Vehicles differ in size, sensor set-up and drive path. These variations result in many observations of the same roadside objects. The machine (map) learning of HERE aggregates this varying sensor data to determine the precise location of road-side artifacts.

Updating the map

Once a feature is created and added to our map database we publish it to our HD Live Map and send the necessary tiles back to the vehicles, providing an accurate and real-time representation of the road network.

Our Differentiators, Your Differentiators

Building driver trust with the most intelligent and reliable solution

The need for drivers to trust automated systems grows as more control is handed over to the vehicle. The HERE HD Live Map delivers information that goes beyond what vehicles or drivers can identify. With a reliable map on board, drivers can expect more than just a better driving experience.

Build scalable solutions with open and flexible implementation

Flexible, scalable and reliable. Whether it’s matching your needs or your customer needs, HERE Connected Vehicle Services and Open Location Platform offers a wide range of products and services that, with HERE HD Live Map, provide the most flexible solutions.

Enhance safety and driver trust with the Quality Index

Safety comes first on the road. To help a self-driving vehicle make more informed decisions about its driving strategy, the Quality Index – unique to HERE HD Live MAP – uses machine learning to validate map data against the real world in real time.

Expand into new markets with a global partnership

As a global solution that can sustain global product roll-outs, HERE is a partner to grow with. Our global map data, lets you build reliable and scalable solutions for your current and future customers with an extensive location-based database.

Go-to-market faster with production ready integration

Our mapping technology is architected to enable seamless integration between Standard and High Definition mapping layers. This enables cross-referencing between software and services. This ability to cross reference map information is a critical element impacting cost, time to market and complexity of integration for upcoming vehicle platforms, so you’ll be able to grow even faster with in-vehicle compatibility.

Experience reliability with a self-healing map

Vehicles rely on the most recent data to inform their driving decisions. Our self-healing map analyzes data from multiple sources, such as satellite imagery and sensors from OEM fleets in real-time, allowing our maps to always stay fresh and reliable.

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