HERE welcomes ATS Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS) to the Automotive Portfolio

HERE Technologies is pleased to welcome ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a software company based in Berlin, Germany, as part of our automotive portfolio. The acquisition of ATS will strengthen the position of HERE as the world’s leading provider of location data and cloud services, as it enables development of highly secure over-the-air (OTA) software updating technology for the automotive industry and beyond.

OTA technology will be a standalone offering within the automotive portfolio, and will also extend the benefits of the technology to other aspects of the HERE business portfolio, including automotive map data, in-vehicle software and more. In the future, the technology could also enable secure updates to other cross-vertical connected IoT devices.

Technical details

Enabling the evolution of the connected car

OTA technology is a critical component in leveraging the full potential of connected and autonomous vehicles. ATS specializes in open source and open standards-based OTA technology that allows automakers and the broader industry to deliver data, software and firmware to vehicles in a secure, cost effective and scalable manner.

The OTA solution from ATS is aligned with Uptane, the OTA security framework initiated and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Uptane is the most comprehensive security framework available to defend attacks on updates for connected cars. ATS is also a member of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), and a key contributor to the development of OTA inside GENIVI and Automotive Grade Linux (AGL).

Best Practice Security: UPTANE

OTA solution implementing automotive security framework

Open-Source Technology Leadership

Maintainer for OTA solution in AGL Automotive Grade Linux & GENIVI

Scalable OTA Offerings

Flexible enterprise and Software-as-a-Service OTA solutions for the automotive Industry


Setting new standards for OTA security with Uptane

Uptane, a state-of-the-art security framework, fortifies all HERE over-the-air update solutions, providing a strong and differentiated foundation for our automotive offerings. Funded and designed in consultation with government regulators, OEMs and suppliers, Uptane is the first compromise-resilient software update security system for the automotive industry.

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