Leading provider of Lightfield hardware and content services Leia Inc, the mobility supplier Continental and leading location data and technology platform HERE Technologies are partnering to bring 3D maps and navigation onto Lightfield displays for automotive OEMs. In order to make this happen, the partnership is leveraging HERE Premier 3D Cities which are high-fidelity, 3D models of 75 city centers around the world enabling software developers to build real-world visualizations of cities. HERE Premier 3D Cities contain rich data layers and attributes that are aligned to physical geometry and terrain. Each structure within the models is indexed, addressable, and accurate in terms of physical location, volume, elevation and façade color.
HERE’s 3D depiction of buildings and topography can be displayed in Continental automotive display solutions thanks to Leia’s Lightfield software that allows for the visualization of 3D maps for extended periods of time without the need for adaptive eyewear or an eye-tracking sensor. As a result of this partnership, 3D maps are becoming an essential building block for Leia’s Lightfield Automotive Software Development Kit. Together, Leia Inc, Continental and HERE are creating a spatial reproduction of the real world that will help drivers better orientate themselves and stay more alert while driving.