Nokia HERE Mapping service offers Audi, BMW and Daimler

Nokia HERE Mapping service offers Audi, BMW and Daimler -
Nokia announced in April that the company sells its mapping service, Nokia HERE, the German automaker, Audi, BMW and Daimler. It is done so that Nokia can focus more on the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and focus on its telecommunications equipment business. Nokia HERE mapping service is built on Navteq, a mapping services company that was acquired in 08 for $ 8.1 billion.
Before the agreement was confirmed, the German manufacturers has been reported to invite some other automakers such as Fiat cars Chrysler NV, Renault SA, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co. The idea is that Nokia HERE mapping service can be used in any platform; therefore, more companies are joining the the better deal.
Apparently, carmakers concerned that the mapping service be bought by Google or Apple Uber that they would be lost the control of information inside the car system. It is important for them to provide a more accurate map so it can be used in their self-driving cars and future security systems.
Nokia HERE rival mapping service, Robert Bosch GmbH and Dutch company TomTom digital is also reported to work together to develop a mapping service for self-driving cars. It seems that the mapping services have changed its function to be able to provide real-time traffic information instead of a static map.
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