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Here buys ATS, wins Hyundai deal and Fujitsu support, launching OLP v1.0

Mapping provider Here has acquired Advanced Telematics Systems (ATS) this week, hoping to augment its Open Location Platform (OLP) with the German software company – which specializes in over-the-air (OTA) updates for automotive applications. It comes after a partnership announcement with Fujitsu, which will act as a system integrator for Here in automotive and smart city projects, and a smaller installation win with Hyundai. But the big news for Here is the initial launch of v1.0 of the OLP, to select customers. Here has been leading the market for mapping platforms for cars, although has been having to fend off advances from chief rival TomTom. Here is pursuing a diversification strategy of sorts, providing an application platform akin to Google…

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