Finding a parking space in 2017.

Nick CockburnManaging Director

Car manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars are to share info in real time about parking spaces and roadworks via a digital map service. Using their on-board sensors, they will also gather data on traffic jams, road conditions, hazards and road signs.

Mapping firm, Here, will be rolling out in 2017. The platform will record vehicle speeds, direction and locations, along with sharp braking and fog light activation. Video footage of road hazards will also be captured by forward facing cameras on the German cars. Owners of cars which have the Here platform will not have to do anything to transmit or receive data.

The parking info service will display parking space availability predictions for each street as well as details about their payment options.

“Here believes that industry collaboration is essential to address the major challenges faced by road users everywhere. What we are seeing today is the technology and automotive industries coming together to create services that will elevate the driving experience for billions” said CEO Edzard Overbeek.


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