Audi, BMW and Mercedes will buy Nokia mapping service

Audi, BMW and Mercedes will buy Nokia mapping service

he German automobile brands BMW, Audi and Concern Daimler established a consortium for the purchase and further sharing the map service Nokia Here. The transaction amount is estimated at 2.7 billion dollars, the Wall Street Journal. This technology will continue to be used in the development of unmanned vehicles.

«The final signing of the agreement could take place in the next few days. Later, the consortium can join other automakers, which will then be given access to the service, “- said a source familiar with the situation.

According to serious concerns among German automakers is the possibility of buying Nokia Here Google, which currently also busy creating an unmanned vehicle. Also of interest to the map service showed Apple and Uber.

«We do not just draw a card. We create a digital representation of the world in 3D real-time “- curled head of Nokia Here Floris van de Klashorst.

Previously, the largest German supplier of technology and services in the field of automotive and industrial technology Robert Bosch GmbH signed an agreement with Dutch mapping company TomTom. Companies join forces to create digital maps of high accuracy, which will use the vehicles and autonomous unmanned systems. Testing technology will start later this year.