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Here Technologies, a global mapping and location platform service, unveiled more than 275,000 square feet of transformed office space across 8 floors of the Boeing building downtown Chicago.

Here Technologies is one of the largest tech companies in the city with approximately 1,200 employees, and the office serves as the headquarters for the Americas region.

Here delivers enterprise-grade location data, analytics and platform services. The company has built one of the world's largest standard and high-definition (HD) mapping and location platform, which is used across industries to efficiently move goods, people and services.

"We are proud to invest in Chicago and designate our downtown office as our Americas headquarters," said Angel L. Mendez, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Here Technologies. "We value Chicago for its tremendous workforce talent pool, domain expertise across industries and the city's history of innovation in transportation and mobility. We look forward to furthering our position within the local tech community and giving back in meaningful ways to the communities in which we live and work."

The Here global headquarters is in The Netherlands and the company is backed by several investors, including Intel, Audi, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Daimler and Pioneer. The company operates in 55 countries has more than 9,000 employees globally.

The company's team in Chicago spans from computer engineers and machine learning experts to data scientists to cartographers.

In addition to its downtown Chicago regional headquarters, Here has recently invested in its Chicago garage facility where Here True HD mapping vehicles are maintained and deployed. Here True vehicles are equipped with the latest mapping hardware and software which produce the company's centimeters accurate, 3D representation of the road environment.

The Here HD Live Map is utilised by the automotive industry as an essential technology for the overall safety and comfort of autonomous driving. The vehicles rely on the HD Live Map to localise itself on the road, as well as to better understand the road environment beyond the range of its near-field sensors for strategic path planning.


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