Location and mapping service company HERE Technologies has teamed up with data analytics firm Continual to develop a solution for mobile network operators (MNO) to monitor and map the connected experience of travelling users.

As part of the collaboration, Continual will integrate HERE Cellular Signals and HERE Traffic Analytics into its Mobility Experience Analytics solution to deliver a wide range of benefits to MNOs.

HERE Cellular Signals accurately correlates accumulated information on mobile network performance onto roads, while HERE Traffic Analytics offers visibility on road traffic patterns.

Upon integration with Continual’s AI-based analytics, the updated solution will allow MNOs to better prioritise network tasks to improve the travelling users’ experience.

It will also help improve the prediction and automation of network changes to alleviate for cells with increased load.

“As 5G networks and always-online automated vehicles edge closer to reality, we’re seeing growing convergence between the mobile telecom and automotive markets.”

Additionally, the combined solution will deliver better service to car drivers and passengers, and support connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as 5G services.

HERE Technologies senior manager strategic partners Michiel Verberg said: “As 5G networks and always-online automated vehicles edge closer to reality, we’re seeing growing convergence between the mobile telecom and automotive markets. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

“We’re excited that Continual’s existing deep relationships with MNOs coupled with our established automotive partnerships will provide us with a unique opportunity to better address this important evolving market.”

Continual CMO Assaf Aloni said: “Continual’s Mobility Experience Analytics solution re-defines the approach that mobile operators and automotive companies can adopt towards monitoring and improving the connected experience of car drivers, passengers and subscribers who are travelling.

“HERE’s impressive portfolio of automotive and network technologies is very synergistic with ours, and the partnership is enabling us to create even stronger solutions for connected mobility.”