Carmakers plot open future for HERE

Daimler, part of the consortium that is close to purchasing HERE, confirmed the mapmaker would become an open platform if the bid is successful. CEO Dieter Zetsche said the consortium, which also includes BMW and Audi, would make HERE’s software …

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Talks over Nokia’s HERE hit a difficult stage – report

A group of three German carmakers, which emerged as the leading bidder for mapping business HERE, are in a standoff with owner Nokia, said Reuters. BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen face less pressure to bid aggressively now rival consortia appear to …

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German car consortium adds private equity clout in battle to acquire Nokia’s HERE

The battle to acquire HERE, Nokia’s digital mapping business, continues to hot up after the three leading German car manufacturers involved in the bidding process teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to raise the consortium’s hopes of clinching …

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Alibaba follows Google’s lead with connected car vision

China e-commerce giant Alibaba has set its sights on the connected car market, but its ambitions lie far beyond mere in-car apps and simple navigation and entertainment via a tethered smartphone. Its long-term goal is a platform able to run autonomous …

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