HERE and Mobileye, two technology companies have joined to offer their respective autonomous driving technologies to automakers.

As part of the agreement, Mobileye’s Roadbook will be integrated with the HERE HD Live Map, which offers an important additional layer of real-time contextual awareness by gathering landmark and roadway information about the vehicles surroundings and accurate vehicle positioning on the road.

The deal will see Mobileye utilise the HERE Open Location Platform for the ingestion and processing of raw sensor and observation data (Road Segment Data, RSD), and the creation and dynamic maintenance of its Roadbook products.

"High-definition mapping is a key enabler for autonomous driving."

HERE CEO Edzard Overbeek said: “We are building a state-of-the-art global HD map that is becoming the standard for autonomous driving and other IoT applications that need precise location-based information and services.

“We are rapidly expanding this capability and I am very pleased that we can accelerate that work with Mobileye, a strategic partner which shares our view of where the automotive and other industries are going.”

The HERE Open Location Platform has been designed and developed to support the ingestion, enrichment and processing of real-time location-based data for multiple industries, including the automotive industry.

Mobileye chairman and CTO Amnon Shashua said: “High-definition mapping is a key enabler for autonomous driving.

"Mobileye’s REM technology, enabling crowd-sourced data extraction, together with the backend processing of the Roadbook combined with HERE HD Live Map is critical to ensure dynamic, near real-time updates.

“We are pleased to work with HERE to create a 'world HD-map' standard, leveraging the combined fleet size of certain vehicle brands initially, with the objective of eventually launching an industry wide initiative.”

The two companies also intend to explore other potential opportunities where their products and services are complementary to further support automotive companies.