HERE is partnering with Verizon to continue to explore how 5G will enable new developments in location technology and autonomous vehicles. The partnership will be focused on co-innovation for use cases involving problems that connected driving could solve to benefit industries from automotive and smart cities, to transport and logistics.
The two proof-of-concepts that the companies will begin development on are:
- Collision Avoidance
- Visual Positioning Service
Collision Avoidance aims to increase pedestrian safety and driver awareness through a network that combines our HD Live Map’s real-time map data and Live Sense computer vision technology. This would create a vehicle-to-infrastructure network capable of identifying vehicles, pedestrians, and hazards from an onboard camera or mounted mobile phone – and sending that information to Verizon’s MEC system to create predictive travel paths – alerting the driver if a collision is detected. For all of this data to be gathered and transferred in high-enough fidelity and low-enough latency to be useful to the driver requires the speed and bandwidth of Verizon’s 5G network.
The Visual Positioning Service would enable near-instantaneous identification of specific locations using image capture – without a GPS signal. Our 3D positioning algorithms will analyze images or video for landmarks and other data against our extensive location database. Happening through Verizon’s 5G network and Multi-Access Edge Computing in near real time will allow sub-meter accurate positioning without the need of a remote server, and in urban canyons or signal deserts that GPS and other signal-based technologies can’t reach.
Beyond these proof-of-concepts, the increased speed and capacity of Verizon’s 5G network will allow development and spread of other location and driving technologies.
Source: Press Release