It's no surprise that automakers are continually outpaced by the tech industry. Automotive companies plan, design, and build cars on a several-year time frame -- which is a lifetime in the tech world.Theproliferation of smartphone navigation -- driven by Google Maps -- has taken in-car navigation out of the hands of car companies and given all the control to the tech industry.
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And that's got carmakers worried. As semi-autonomous and autonomous cars become the norm, automakers want to ensure that they don't lose control over how their vehicles move around. That's why, according to a recent Wall Street Journalarticle, a group of automakers is looking to buy Nokia's HERE maps business. Click through the slideshow belowto find out more about the car companies' plans.
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