Electric-vehicle maker Arrival partners with digital mapping company Here

By Reuters

<p><body> <p> (Corrects headline to say “Electric-vehicle maker”, not “Self-driving vehicle maker”; Removes reference to self-driving throughout story)</p> <p>(Reuters) -British electric-van startup Arrival said on Wednesday it had partnered with Here Technologies, a digital mapping company owned by some of Germany’s premium carmakers, to provide location and cloud services for its vehicles.</p> <p>Enhanced performance of its fleets will help reduce carbon emissions, Arrival said.</p> <p>Major carmakers including Tesla and <span class="caps">BMW</span> are adopting the technology despite huge costs, as the auto industry faces tightening Carbon dioxide emissions standards in Europe and China.</p> <p>Here’s software development tools also provide offline functions including route calculation, location search and turn-by-turn navigation, Arrival said.</p> <p>Arrival has been developing its own technologies since 2015 and using that to enable electric-vehicle production. It went public in March through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company.</p> <p> (Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru and Joe White in Detroit; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)</p> </body></p>