Ober enhance their capacity with regard to maps and navigation through the partnership with TomTom




Announced upper transport services it will start using data and information maps from the navigation company TomTom , after the signing of a multi-year partnership between the two companies, it was not disclosed financial terms of the deal.

And got upper transportation services company, which is headquartered in the city of San Francisco Under the agreement, the license to use the company TomTom maps and data movement and navigation within the application of intelligent upper.

Making company Ober great efforts in recent months to expand its capabilities in terms of mapping and navigation, and the company had offered earlier this year the amount of $ 3 billion to acquire Nokia Maps before ultimately sold to a group of German carmakers.

The upper has acquired the technology pertaining to maps and drawn from Microsoft, where I got upper according to the deal on a number of subsidiaries of Microsoft Corporation, including cameras and data and intellectual property assets Center also got about 100 engineers working on the project.

And then it began using the upper fleet of Microsoft’s own search engine Bing cars, which collect images of the streets for the purpose of mapping and navigation data are similar to the Street View project, a subsidiary of Google.

The mapping and collecting navigation data capabilities is important also supports ongoing efforts to develop a self her car Ober company leadership, where the upper last May acquired the best engineers robots talented people who are at Carnegie Mellon University and brought them to work on your self vehicle driving its project.

The later facility to allocate an area of ​​53 thousand square feet in the city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania to oversee the implementation of the research process.


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