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Mercedes, BMW and Audi cars to share real-time driving data, thanks to HERE

By Bryan Chan & Kenny Yeo - on 28 Sep 2016, 10:14am

Mercedes, BMW and Audi cars to share real-time driving data, thanks to HERE

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At the Paris Motor Show, German-based digital mapping company HERE announced that it is beginning a new service that will allow cars from Germany's big three automakers to share real-time driving data.

HERE, which is owned by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, announced that this new service will go into action next year.

The service will use data gleaned from the sensors of connected cars to warn and advise other cars of road conditions. 

For example, front-facing cameras can be used provide footage of road hazards; while speed sensors can be used to determine the quality of traffic.

The goal of this service is to improve the quality of drivers' commute, helping them save time and money by finding the most efficient routes, and keeping them safe from road hazards.

Bruno Bourguet, HERE's global head of sales, said, "You have competing brands which are putting their data together to create very unique services which were not possible before."

Naturally, the service will go live next year for cars from Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. Other brands are expected to join this service at a later date.

Source: BBC