Ridar Systems ties up with HERE to detect vehicles more accurately

Location platform will better locate bicycles, motorbikes and predict the routes of riders to prevent possible collisions


RidarRidar Systems has signed a partnership agreement with HERE Technologies to start integrating HERE location technology into Ridar’s cloud-based mobile solution.

This partnership will enable Ridar Systems to better find the location of two-wheelers in order to provide a more accurate position to drivers.

Bicycles, motorcycles, scooters and other forms of two-wheeled micro mobility will now have a means of announcing their presence to much larger vehicles in order to prevent accidents between the two using only a smartphone.

According to Co-Founder and CEO Brent Massey, “Ridar Systems is proud to partner with HERE Technologies to achieve the level of accuracy that can be provided to our end-users. Ridar’s cloud-based mobile solution can predict interactions with an impressive level of accuracy as to when and where a driver and rider might interact.”

He added: “By incorporating HERE’s location solutions, we can predict such interactions with an even higher level of accuracy based upon real-time location data that only HERE Technologies can provide.”

Aaron Golden, Head of Global Strategic & Alliance Partnerships, Americas, at HERE Technologies, said, “As mobility options expand, so do the immediate opportunities to increase road safety for all users.”

“HERE looks forward to integrating for Ridar a suite of location technologies to enhance their innovative road collision avoidance solution,” Golden added.

Degree of location

As Ridar Systems commences various collaborative efforts in the United States, the need for a lane-level degree of location accuracy was needed and HERE Technologies was the obvious choice.

Ridar Systems will now build upon HERE market-leading location solutions to power the Ridar Systems cloud-based platform.

As per the new agreement, Ridar will be using HERE JavaScript API’s, HERE Routing & Map Rendering, as well as HERE Live Sense SDK and HERE SDK, to enable and manage the driver and rider app services.

Ridar System customers will now benefit from a suite of advanced location technology available on the HERE platform, including HERE Positioning, HERE Live Sense SDK, Here Routing, Here SDK.

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