Audi, BMW and Daimler bought Nokia Corp's HERE map business in August.
In the past decade, the idea of cars driving themselves has quickly gone from sci-fi dream to impending reality.
The rig can drive itself for portions of long hauls, potentially reducing the likelihood of crashes by tired drivers.
Over the last decade, in unprecedented terms, the dramatic escalation and expansion of risk has complicated the global business environment. Both the speed of this transformation and the new categories of risk that have emerged threaten the durability of most global companies as well as their license to operate.
Meet "Jack Reynolds," the Alter-Ego Brand Hired by Daimler's car2Go to Rethink the Spirit of Advertising
There's a lot more to the story than the catchy headline, "We traveled to 14 cities in 6 weeks to make this 2.5 minute YouTube video," referring to the video that entrepreneur/filmmakers Tim Williams and Nic Davis recently released for the popular car2Go car-sharing service.
With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.
Companies like Daimler U.S. in Portland make natural gas trucks; ask them what they need to sell more and their answer is crisp: "pumps, pumps, and more pumps." Most truckers who want to save money by fueling with natural gas can't, because there are not CNG or LNG outlets on their routes.
The two Asian powerhouses have now begun to argue over a shared threat that actually does have impacts on the health and future of their respective populations -- air pollution