Location Intelligence Increases in Importance as Lyft Partners with HERE and Argo AI

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By Kangrui Ling | 3Q 2021 | IN-6254


What do Lyft, HERE, and Argo AI Have in Common?


California-based ridesharing and food delivery platform company Lyft announced in July that it will switch its map provider from Google to HERE and will partner with self-driving platform company Argo AI to deliver autonomous ridesharing services.

Argo AI, founded in 2016, is funded by and partnered with both Ford Motors and Volkswagen. The Lyft partnership includes 1,000 Ford passenger vehicles utilizing Argo AI’s self-driving capabilities, available for hire on the Lyft app in Miami and Austin in Q4 2021. Lyft in return will provide Argo AI with driving data from its network of drivers, including telemetry information such as driving behavior and traffic data.

Location Intelligence is Crucial to the Transport & Logistics Sector


According to Lyft, HERE will provide a better search engine for addresses and locations as well as more accurate predicted arrival times. This is crucial for ridesharing companies, as faulty addresses and a lack of optimized routing contribute to operational challenges that…

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