WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, today announced it won the 2019 Americas Region Most Innovative Supplier Award from HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location platform services. Additionally, HERE renewed its satellite imagery contract with Maxar for the global production of HERE’s in-car navigation maps.
HERE, a major optical imagery customer since 2015, will leverage Maxar’s imagery products, specifically Vivid and Metro mosaics, to provide accurate and up-to-date maps for their customers. HERE location technology is utilized across industries and approximately 4 out of 5 vehicles with embedded navigation systems sold in North America and Western Europe are equipped with HERE map data on board. Maxar’s Vivid and Metro products provide high-quality satellite image layers updated annually with industry-leading 50 cm resolution coverage globally and 30 cm resolution coverage of major cities around the world.
HERE will also incorporate these global maps, derived 2D and 3D features and location intelligence information into their autonomous vehicle program and other mapping applications across many customer segments. Maxar’s imagery will provide an accurate, foundational data layer in these innovative, map-based applications.
“HERE Technologies is proud to award Maxar our Most Innovative Supplier Award,” said Jeff Amsel, Vice President and Head of Global Sourcing at HERE Technologies. “Maxar’s high-quality satellite imagery supports our core mapping mission for in-car navigation systems and our development of autonomous vehicle technology.”
“Winning the HERE Most Innovative Supplier Award is an honor as it validates the value our industry-leading geospatial data brings to our customer’s most critical business objectives,” said Jeff Culwell, Maxar’s Chief Product Officer. “HERE mapping applications enable people to navigate the world no matter how quickly it changes, and we are proud to play a key role in the development of that technology.”
The operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization.
About Maxar Technologies
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, and systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. The operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization. As a trusted partner with 5,900 employees in over 30 global locations, Maxar provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.
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