Nokia has announced that it has completed the sale of its HERE Maps to a German car consortium made up of BMW, Audi and Mercedes.
The news was announced yesterday and the deal between Nokia and the German car makers was finalized on the 5th of December.
HERE Maps announced their plans for the future, the plan is to make their future mapping software readable by self driving cars as well as people, this could have a significant impact on the way self driving vehicles work.
In the words of HERE President Sean Fernback: “The map is evolving into a live representation of the world, giving us a second-by-second view of our cities and road networks. Now we have the backing of three automotive companies which share our view that this map will be life-changing for people: it will power location services that improve mobility for people and enterprises, make driving safer and more enjoyable, and reduce emissions.”
You can find out more details on what HERE Maps has planned for the future at the link below, we can expect to see the technology integrated into vehicles from Mercedes, BMW, Audi and more in the future. We are looking forward to seeing exactly what the company has planned.