LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2018 – Mastercard and HERE Technologies today announced an agreement to jointly create more connected experiences for people on the move.
Under the agreement, the two companies will build on their respective digital payment and mapping technologies to take friction out of an increasingly mobile world and shape the next generation of connected vehicle services.
Today’s announcement complements the pioneering work Mastercard has done over the past five years, partnering with car manufacturers, travel companies, mass transit agencies and other mobility providers, enabling better, more connected experiences for residents and visitors traveling to and within global cities.
Hany Fam, executive vice president, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard, commented: “With more users than ever moving between different places and devices, enterprises need to work more closely together to curate experiences that put people, not things, at the center. By combining our expertise and our reach, Mastercard and HERE Technologies have the opportunity to empower mobile lifestyles in the most secure, informed and inclusive way.”
Angel Mendez, executive vice president and chief operating officer, HERE Technologies, said: “Location technology and digital payments are at the heart of how we access services in the physical world. Together they enable people, businesses and cities to deliver, and act on, valued information at the right time and location. We look forward to working with Mastercard on a wide-ranging innovation program that will help shape the personal experience of users across transportation modes and within smarter cities.”
Under the agreement, HERE will also join City Possible, an initiative to foster new forms of collaboration between the private and the public sector for more inclusive and more sustainable urban development.
HERE Technologies is backed by Audi, BMW, Daimler, Intel and Pioneer, with Bosch and Continental also poised to become shareholders in 2018.