Here and Now; Nokia and Continental AG

Dr. Elmar Degenhart is the Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG and has been it’s Chairman of Executive Board since August 12, 2009. Degenhart talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about Continental’s partnership with Nokia’s HERE.

Continental already has partnerships with Cisco and IBM. Why is Nokia’s HERE so important strategically to Continental’s future plans, and why now?

Continental AG is known for purchasing the companies they partner with. Will Continental AG purchase Nokia’s HERE?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.