INRIX, a developer of connected car services and mobility analytics, and HERE Technologies, a provider of mapping and location services, announced a partnership. INRIX will leverage map content from HERE in more than 50 countries, with the goal of increasing connected services coverage and quality in the automotive sector. The companies are also exploring further collaboration opportunities, including using their respective data and platform capabilities for the creation and delivery of new data services to move mobility forward around the world.

“Partnering with HERE allows us to offer best-in-class mobility solutions to public and private sector customers worldwide,” said Bryan Mistele, President and CEO of INRIX. “Our shared vision of quality, coverage, and new product innovation is the cornerstone of our partnership, and I’m excited to see where this relationship will go.”

“HERE and INRIX are a great match,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE Technologies. “Both companies believe in the power of open platforms and partner ecosystems to accelerate innovation and build the mobility services of the future. We look forward to exploring the possibilities together with INRIX.”

HERE draws data for its maps from passenger and commercial vehicles, a community of map editors, its own fleet of LiDAR-equipped mapping cars, and satellite and aerial imagery. HERE uses a mix of personnel, advanced data processing, and machine learning to turn the data into maps with such attributes as addresses, road signs, and turn and roadway restrictions.

INRIX collects billions of anonymous data points from such sources as connected vehicles, cities, DOTs, road weather conditions, journalistic incidents, social media, parking, mobile, and other IoT devices.