BMW AG, Audi AG and Daimler AG to buy Nokia’s HERE Maps for $3.1 Billion.

 

"The world’s three largest makers of luxury cars will each acquire an equal share of Nokia’s HERE division, and the transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year, they said Monday. Nokia said its net proceeds on the sale will total slightly more than 2.5 billion euros."

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-03/german-carmakers-...
http://www.bloomberg.com/search?query=nokia+maps
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/04/the-reason-german-carmakers-b...

Wonder what this development will mean, if anything, for us Nuvi LM users? neutral

need much more to meet expectations

Based on experience with Here route guidance in North American mkt. this seems like a retrograde step if introduced into the luxury auto market.

Here is going to need to do a whole lot to meet expectations with a wider range of functional features and improved user friendliness (IMHO)

Already there

Makinja wrote:

this seems like a retrograde step if introduced into the luxury auto market.

As first NavTech and then Here has been the provider of the map content for about 90% of built-in auto systems, it is not a question of being "introduced".

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personal GPS user since 1992

Garmin maps

Hopefully it will not affects Garmin maps the wrong way. Especially when contracts for maps they had with NavTech and now Here will expire.