When Apple announced it would enter the auto industry with its own autonomous vehicle, many CEOs of classic car manufacturers made their first comments on this topic. For example, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has said on many occasions that classic manufacturers need to wake up because many new players will enter the market with new approaches to car design and usage design. He also said Volkswagen needs to change quickly if it doesn’t want to become an automotive industry Nokia.
He also said that the rapid changes in the business plan that Nokia made saved the company and that Volkswagen will have to do the same. Apple will bring better communication and connectivity technology to the game, which will make them more dangerous for Volkswagen than Toyota, for example.
A Turkish site also mentioned something interesting that Dies apparently knows about. According to them, Dies knows Nokia will enter the auto industry, but the site did not mention the Finnish telecom giant’s exact plans.
This does not mean that alongside Nokia phones, audio accessories, TVs, stream boxes and AC units we will see a self-driving Nokia car with a Nokia logo on the front and a melody instead of the classic horn. . In 2012, Nokia was looking for a suitable way to broaden the use case scenarios of its many patents and began creating advanced cloud, communications and networking technologies that could benefit from the digital transformation of the automotive industry.
Nokia is working on solutions for automotive manufacturing and for connected cars and roads. I think these are the doors Nokia has taken to enter the auto industry, and perhaps they will work with Volkswagen to create a 2021 connected vehicle that will be smarter, safer and more comfortable to drive.
You can find more details on Nokia in the automotive sector here.
Greetings Ibrahim for the tip 😉
Source (in Turkish)