Nokia has announced that Sean Fernback will be taking over as president of its HERE mapping business from 1st November.
He’ll be taking over from Cliff Fox, who’d been appointed as an interim leader after CEO Michael Halbherr left in August.
The majority of navigation-equipped cars that are being launched at this week’s Paris Motor Show have their in-dash navigation powered by Nokia’s HERE mapping business, the company says.
Its maps can be found in more than 50 of the estimated 62 new car models with in-dash navigation at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Michael Halbherr, the CEO of Nokia’s location business HERE, is stepping down from his role at the end of the month.
He says he’s planning to focus on his entrepreneurial activities in the future.
Continental, the automotive supplier best known for its brakes and tyres, has announced a new project with the Nokia HERE mapping and location business.
It follows an announcement in September last year, when HERE partnered with Continental Corporation, Magneti Marelli and Mercedes-Benz.
The Nokia HERE mapping business has announced a ‘Connected Driving’ package to help vehicle manufacturers and in-car technology suppliers connect cars and drivers to key cloud-based services.
This new combination of services will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next week.