HERE to acquire ATS

HERE Technologies today announced plans to acquire ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a Germany-based software company developing highly secure over-the-air (OTA) software updating technology for the automotive industry.

OTA technology is a critical component to leverage the full potential of any connected and autonomous vehicle. ATS specializes in open source and open standards-based OTA technology that allows automakers and the broader industry to deliver data, software and firmware to vehicles.

Ralf Herrtwich, SVP Automotive of HERE Technologies, said, ‘Data and software delivery is a defining factor for future success within the automotive industry as vehicles are becoming more connected and autonomous. The acquisition of ATS is a hugely important strategic investment for us to complement our portfolio as a premium automotive cloud provider. I’m excited to welcome Armin and his team into the HERE family.’

Armin G. Schmidt, CEO of ATS, said, ‘This is an exciting opportunity for ATS as we will be able to combine HERE’s deep customer relationships with OEMs and our global client and partner network to deliver new commercial solutions and enhance the existing functionality of HERE products and services. We now look forward to joining a business with an inspirational vision to shape the autonomous world.’