Your next BMW or Mercedes will be using Nokia Maps, just as your Lumia
BMW, Mercedes, VW and Hyundai have signed a deal with Nokia to use its Location&Commerce navigation platform in their future cars, providing free offline voice-guided navigation to their drivers, just like on your Windows Phone Lumia.
This was revealed during the huge Paris Auto Show, where Nokia's navigation arm has a big booth. Besides the car makers, nav system manufacturer Garmin also said it will be employing Nokia's NAVTEQ solution, and already outed the pedestrian and mass transit section as an in-app purchase for its Android and iOS apps. Pioneer has also signed up to use Nokia's Location&Commerce navigation platform, it seems.
Bruno Bourguet, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Nokia Location & Commerce, commented on the new deals: