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Uber Reportedly Bidding For Nokia Digital Mapping Service

Posted on May 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber is best known for allowing people to book a taxi through its smartphone application. But the fast-growing company has far broader ambitions.

The world’s automakers and tech giants like Google have unveiled a series of driverless car projects that rely heavily on up-to-date road data. Companies like Amazon and FedEx use mapping information to run their global logistics operations. And tech start-ups, including Uber and Airbnb, the vacation-rental website, have incorporated digital maps into the heart of their businesses.

New York Times article here

Related Topics: Audi, BMW, driverless cars, mapping & routing, Mercedes-Benz, self-driving vehicles, software, TNCs, Uber

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