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Mercedes-Benz partners with Nokia in smart map deal for connected vehicles


The Finnish technology company said in a press release it has partnered with Mercedes-Benz, on a trial basis, to develop smart maps for connected vehicles and eventually self-driving cars. The technology, featured at the Frankfurt auto show this week, is based on Nokia's HERE, a cloud-based mapping and location services unit. The smart map developed based on the requirements of autonomous ...
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