LG, HERE Technologies tie-up for self-driving cars

LG Electronics Inc said it has inked an agreement with mapping solution provider HERE Technologies to tap deeper into self-driving automobile solutions. The South Korean company said HERE, which provides navigation solutions to nearly 100 million automobiles around the globe, is a suitable partner for LG, which recently set its eyes on what it calls “connected cars”, Yonhap news agency reported. HERE’s “HD Live Map” is capable of distinguishing street signs, street lamps and other obstacles on roads, a key technology needed for autonomous vehicles. “Through the cooperation with HERE, which holds top-notch mapping technology, we will set a new standard of the communication solution installed in self-driving cars,” LG Electronics was quoted as saying.