24 Jul '15, 8am

Mercedes, BMW and Audi bid for Nokia’s Here maps to improve data security, amid worries over hacking

It’s a brave new world, and Dr Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG Group, wants to make sure Mercedes-Benz stays ahead of the curve in terms of data security for its mapping software. “You can see from reading the papers that we are trying to acquire a platform together with our German competitors , to gain control over the platform which enables autonomous driving, for exactly these reasons,” Zetsche said. “We have the goal of designing security into the software,” he added. Apparently, a consortium, consisting of BMW , Volkswagen and Mercedes would then make the software available to third party competitors if a bid for Nokia Here’s mapping software is successful. According to Reuters , the bid could be between 2.5 billion and 3 billion euros (RM 10.4 billion and RM12.6 billion). The final agreement will focus on the ownership of the technology patents that facilitate the ...

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