Like the weather, everyone talks about over-the-air (OTA) software updates for cars, but no one really does much about it, except for Tesla. Until now. Starting today, Here, the company known for its automotive mapping services, hopes to change this and help keep car electronics current with its new OTA Connect services.
The car companies are all part-owners of HERE.
All the data collected will be anonymized.
With regulatory approval obtained, a coalition made up of Audi, BMW, and Daimler has taken over the HERE mapping service from its previous owner Nokia.
After a hard-fought battle, a consortium consisting of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG have partnered to take over the Here digital mapping service from Nokia.
The consortium of German automakers hoping to buy Nokia's Here mapping division may have won with a bid for the equivalent of about $2.7 billion. The official details of the purchase haven't been made public, and some insiders claim the negotiations aren't done yet.
Daimler, BMW, and Audi are teaming up to submit a bid for Here, Nokia's mapping division. However, they are taking on some some very powerful tech companies, including Uber and possibly Apple.