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Modernizing Urban Movement

Building the smart cities of tomorrow, today

Managing the needs of a growing population

By 2030, cities will be home to 70% of the world’s population.

Traffic in dense urban areas will reach record highs, threatening quality of life and safety. Transit and logistics infrastructures will be tested to breaking point, while on-demand services and the use of autonomous vehicles will continue to pose unexpected challenges.

To embrace this evolution and set the foundations for a future-proof city with a strong economy, governments and businesses need to dissolve data silos and leverage real-time data from thousands of diverse sources, connected by a single unifying factor: location.

Ensuring safe and efficient movement of citizens and goods

  • Reduced travel times
  • Fewer bottlenecks
  • Quicker incident response times
  • Reduced safety-related incidents
  • On-time arrival of goods and people
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Urban Movement

Location intelligence to help people find their way

Key advantages

3 paths to a smarter city

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Reduce congestion

Cars release 333M tons of carbon dioxide every year – 20% of the world’s total emissions.

Source: Livestrong

Cities can better predict, manage and plan future traffic conditions with highly accurate, real-time and historical traffic data from HERE to relieve congestion and curb pollution for a better quality of life. Through road network insights, governments and businesses can improve engineering, traffic flow, fleet and passenger routing.

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Create safer roads

HERE is taking driver safety to new levels with Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) that offer real-time warnings of road obstacles, traffic jams, and more, and evolving transport altogether with automated driving solutions.

The partnership supports our goal to transform Hamburg into a model city for modern mobility – this will make traffic for citizens more efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly.

Frank Horch, Hamburg Senator for Economy (2011-2018), Transport and Innovation
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Streamline movement

The number of cars worldwide is set to double by 2040.

Source: World Economic Forum

Enable quick, seamless and efficient multi-modal transport and use our data to inform decisions around initiatives that better cater to growing populations – from cycle schemes to pedestrian zones. Real-time and historical location data allow businesses to follow assets through the supply chain to optimize utilization, reduce waste, and increase operational insights.

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Success stories

Changing how we think when we develop cities: 5 challenges

More than 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. To responsibly accommodate that population boom, cities will have to change how they grow and adopt new practices to support their residents.

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Discover how we are enabling the Autonomous World for everyone – radically enhancing the way everyone and everything in and among cities lives, moves and interacts.

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With real-time and historical traffic data, live road warnings, plus pooled location data, deliver solutions for the demands of an ever-growing population.