Audi, BMW and Daimler buy Nokia’s digital mapping business

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There are many key elements to the successful implementation of connected, autonomous cars. Intelligent, realtime maps and location services are two of the most important elements, however, because cars — even with environment sensors and rear view cameras — will need a bigger picture of what lies ahead.

Though essential, the technologies have long been out of the reach of many major automakers. That is, until now.

A consortium of three of Germany’s largest automakers, Audi, BMW and Daimler (the parent company of Mercedes-Benz), just took a big step towards applying those essential technologies into customer cars by agreeing to buy Nokia’s digital mapping business, HERE, for just shy of $ 2.8 billion. Read more…

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Audi, BMW and Daimler buy Nokia’s digital mapping business

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Digital-mapping

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There are many key elements to the successful implementation of connected, autonomous cars. Intelligent, realtime maps and location services are two of the most important elements, however, because cars — even with environment sensors and rear view cameras — will need a bigger picture of what lies ahead.

Though essential, the technologies have long been out of the reach of many major automakers. That is, until now.

A consortium of three of Germany’s largest automakers, Audi, BMW and Daimler (the parent company of Mercedes-Benz), just took a big step towards applying those essential technologies into customer cars by agreeing to buy Nokia’s digital mapping business, HERE, for just shy of $ 2.8 billion. Read more…

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