Verizon, HERE Technologies team on 5G-enabled navigation tech

Verizon and HERE Technologies announced a multi-year partnership to develop new connected services, including navigation and location, that rely in part on Verizon’s 5G network infrastructure.

Initial work includes two proofs of concept developed in the fall of 2019 targeting collision avoidance for pedestrian safety and Visual Positioning Service (VPS) for better location identification and navigation. The proofs of concept will be showcased this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

In addition to Verizon’s 5G network and multi-access edge compute (MEC) platform, the proofs also rely on HERE’s location data technology and autonomous vehicle expertise and products.