Connected cars get self-learned parking, gas & traffic info before arrival

savedataHERE, navigation for connected cars has added predictive services that provide drivers  traffic information before leaving, personalized fuel and parking recommendations based on their preferences and habits. You can find HERE services in Audi, Merecedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and other automakers with navigation provided by HERE.

Research in Berlin, Chicago, Shanghai and Seoul found that “the right information at the right time” needed by drivers to be:
• Access to real-time information at all times,even while driving.
• A highly personalized relationships with their cars and the content they use while driving.
• Context-specific information at different times during a journey.

HERE Departure Alert proactively displays traffic conditions on the most common routes a driver takes. The service learns travel patterns – based on destinations, routes, time and location – and combines the information with HERE Real-Time Traffic to aid decision-making at the start of a trip.

routesuggestionsHERE Personal Fuel Recommendations learns the fuel preferences of the driver and provides timely recommendations based on:

  • The driver’s comfort zone for how far they travel on one tank of gas before refueling.
  • The driver’s preferred fuel brand and sensitivity to fuel pricing.
  • The distance and time required for the driver to get to a preferred fuel stop.

HERE Personal Parking Recommendations offers off-street parking facility recommendations when the vehicle is within 1 km of the destination, or around the driver’s location when a destination is not entered. Over time, the system learns the driver’s preferences in terms of price or walking distance to the destination.

What is required? Client applications in vehicles that use HERE Personal Recommendations must provide the following services:
● Connectivity to the cloud.
● Sensor data with each request:
○ Cruising range
○ Refueling event
○ Tank level
○ Average fuel consumption
○ Current speed
○ Current location
○ Destination
○ Route
○ Driving direction
● Continuous probe data
○ Latitude/longitude position every 30 seconds.
● Static data about the car
○ Fuel type
○ Vehicle height, width, length
● HMI interaction