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Here releases Open Location Platform, and buys auto software house

Mapping provider Here has acquired Advanced Telematics Systems (ATS), hoping to augment its Open Location Platform (OLP) with the German software company – which specializes in over-the-air (OTA) updates for automotive applications. This news came hard on the heels of announcing a partnership with Fujitsu, which will act as a system integrator for Here in automotive and smart city projects; as well as a smaller installation win with Hyundai. But the big news for Here is the initial launch of version 1.0 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…

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