Hamburg and Here Technologies have inked an MOU for traffic-relevant data with the goal of enhancing safety and pollutant emissions levels by improving vehicle flows.

As part of the partnership Hamburg will provide HERE with access to up-to-date, non-personal data related to public transit, construction sites, major events and parking availability. HERE will integrate this data into the HERE Reality Index, its database of location-based information.

Based on this data both partners can jointly or separately develop services and provide information to transport users, enabling Hamburg to improve its traffic management. In addition, both partners plan to co-operate on enabling automated driving in urban environments. For this, HERE can provide HD Live Map, its map which supports autonomous driving.

“The partnership supports our goal to transform Hamburg into a model city for modern mobility; this will make traffic for citizens more efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly,” said Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation, Frank Horch.

“We want to offer companies that aim to develop intelligent solutions in our city a good test field. At the same time, we will prioritise the protection of personal data in all matters.”