Exploring the FUTURE of Automotive Transportation with HERE!

Exploring the FUTURE of Automotive Transportation with HERE!

Hello and welcome to the show!
My name is Alex and this is TechFlow!
Before we get into the video, welcome to 2017!
Let’s do this!
So, Here invited me over to CES to talk about
their new technology and can we all just take
a moment to appreciate this incredible booth?
Inside the booth, there were various demos
set up all the way from VR to automated robot
parks (we’ll come into those a little bit
later) but first, let’s brush over what Here
call the “future mobility visualizer.”
This interactive table has been designed to
demonstrate common trends in a city both now
and in the future.
It’s pretty much a look in to the future of
how Here can plan mobility for the future.
So, on this immersive, touchscreen table,
we can see a map of a city in Germany displaying
everything from cars, bikes and public transport.
And with all this location data, Here can
gather the average speed of traffic, things
like how the weather affects transportation
(for example, more taxis on the road and less
bikes) as well as CO2 emissions and much,
much more.
Here are also trying to demonstrate what they
call “optimal routes.”
To put it simply, for example, to take you
on your route, so let’s say from your current
location right now to your end destination
(let’s say you want to go to town), well it
can make sure that the lights are green, make
you avoid traffic jams and they’re even trying
to take it a step further with public services
like the refuse system only picking up bins
that are 70% or more full.
Now, the reason they do this is to keep the
lorry bins off the road and put the lorry
bins on a route, an automatic route, which
is going to take them exactly where they need
to go – to only go and collect the bins that
are 70% or more full.
This, well, in conjunction with reducing CO2
emissions, helps traffic as well.
The next demo is titled “Here HD live map.”
This is a data enriched map for autonomous
Now, this is cool.
Now, by using sensors in cars, Here are already
working with Audi, BMW and Mercedes already
– three massively recognisable car brands.
So, with these sensors cars can report things
like free and taken parking spots to other
users and not just notify others there are road
works but tell them the exact lanes that are
closed and tell them if there’s been an ambulance
spotted – all automatically by the car’s sensors.
So, for example, right now, say if there’s
a traffic jam outside or some road works,
you know, they may put up a nice, little sign
to tell you that there’s going to be some
roadworks in a mile or so but you don’t know
what those roadworks are going to be, you
don’t know what that traffic jam’s going to
be, you don’t know if someone’s been injured,
if there’s an ambulance involved or if there’s
two lanes merging into one lane (and that’s
how the road works are) or if it’s temporary
traffic lights.
Well, with these sensors in cars, the cars
that are near to the incident already can
alert the cars coming up behind them that
ahead, there’s temporary traffic lights or
they can alert them that all the lanes are
merging into one so everyone needs to slow down.
Really intelligent stuff!
The next demo was “VR.”
I put on the goggles and walked through a
visual demo of the cars with sensor data reporting
back to a server letting other vehicles know
about free parking spots, traffic incidents
and the ability to have LED road signals to
be changed on the fly to warn people about
potential accidents and things like lane merging.
By using the sensors in the cars that we’ve
already talked about, Here can identify things
like natural hazards such as icy roads
by accessing the car’s ABS data and reporting
it back to cars that are on the same route.
So, say if there’s been four or five cars
that have gone over a patch of ice on the
road and it’s activated all four of those
cars’ ABS systems, the system can then alert
cars behind them that, well, “Watch out because
the four cars in front have had their ABS
activated and there must be something slippy
on the road – you may want to slow down.”
Now, the last and most simple demonstration
was a scaled down warehouse with robots navigating
the space and moving and dropping containers
to designated locations.
Here were demonstrating precision down to
a few centimetres.
Really precise!
Here were explaining that this is just a scaled
down warehouse – now think about it in the
future; imagine if there’s warehouses but
it’s all automated; you’ve got machines going
and picking up containers and dropping things
off where they need to be and it’s all automated
– not a single human involved at all.
It’s amazing to get a glimpse into the future
of mobility – how it makes roads safer, saves
lives, cuts down on traffic jams and emissions
whilst saving time and money at the same time.
Now, if you want to try and experience a little
bit of this for yourself, Here actually do
have a navigation app – you can download it
– it’s called “Here we go.”
You can download it from the app store.
It has features like offline maps, optimum
ways of travelling, live traffic information
and nearby points of interest.
Now, if you’re super interested in this sort
of stuff, I’m going to put Here’s blog post
in the description – you can go ahead and
check that out if you want to but, again,
a massive thank you to Here for sending me
out to Las Vegas for CES and letting me wander
around and demonstrate to me their awesome
booth and what they’re doing to the future
of transportation – absolutely incredible
But for now guys, my name’s been Alex, this
has been TechFlow and we’ll catch you in the next one!

51 Replies to “Exploring the FUTURE of Automotive Transportation with HERE!”

  1. Third and can everyone that sees this comment subscribe to me please it would mean the world to me if I could get to 50 subsciber

  2. Alex I love you, you just are great your my hero I've been through rough times then I found your channel and now I'm happy so if you ever see this just thank you for everything you mean the world to me πŸ™‚

  3. I HATE British people just bcos they sound like they are smarter than you all the fucking time… Also I hate the word lorry… It's a fucking truck!!!

  4. Hey! If anyone is interested I am a small FIFA/Football Youtuber and I would really like some feedback on my videos to make them as good as possible.

  5. It's not all it seems. The route planner wanted me to go through a brook that is impassable at this time of year to get to college

  6. not every car will have this tech older cars won't have it so would be pointless, sat Navs already alert us to accidents and traffic jams, traffic lights are apart of life so that won't ever change, and the robots taking over warehouses will only put more strain on the system and economy because millions of people would be out of work

  7. 5:02 Did anyone notice the monitor behind ??? It turned off when he ended the video.. COOL STUFF.. Anyway sick video alex!!

  8. Yeah ok robots are cool. But have you actually thought yet what humans will have as jobs if robots take over jobs? That will make less jobs, more people on a job and also people becoming less wealthy

  9. Thought this was a great video man, I do wonder why you do this 'Tech Flow' channel when you hardly upload to your main channel 'Marzbar' which has tons more subs. Just an idea if you made these videos more laid back instead of a show you could put them on your main channel I would think they would be so much more popular! You obviously know what you are doing as you are more successful than me on here but it was something I had on my mind so I thought I would share πŸ™‚

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