HERE AR City Model App: Augmented Reality Autonomous Driving Simulation

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21 Jan, 2021

The HERE AR City Model is an application by the company HERE Technologies which aims to digitize mapping and pioneer in-car navigation systems.

The HERE AR City Model is an application by the company HERE Technologies which aims to digitize mapping and pioneer in-car navigation systems. The company uses location data by the collection of data from over 100,000 sources and with 80 billion API calls per month to improve how businesses and cities run. Its end-to-end platform has numerous applications such as the delivery of goods, managing warehouses and tracking precise locations on assets and providing dispatchers to find the fastest routes with live road updates. 

The app itself uses San Francisco as a model to visualize the themes such as living maps, maps for automated driving, location intelligence foundation, and automotive embedded software. The app’s features are seen on the video as a gadget is used to see a 3D rendered city environment with the help of a printed map layout.  Turning the printed map also alters the angle of the augmented reality on the app. Roads can be highlighted and driving routes are updated in real-time with the tracking of deliveries. Routes are pinpointed as the starting location and the destination are displayed overhead. Guard rails, barriers, poles, stop lights, signs and bridges are also reflected for the driving algorithm to adjust itself on the collected data.

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I'm a Mechanical Engineer from the Philippines and I've been working for Wevolver as a Content Manager for almost a year now. I'm passionate about innovative technology: 3D Printing, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Autonomous Vehicles, etc.

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