The consortium of German automakers that bought Nokia Corp.'s HERE map business says it wants to incorporate real-time data from its vehicles in the service.
Audi, BMW and Daimler say the data, which will be anonymized, would speed up the development of more powerful maps needed for automated driving and other applications.
Berlin-based HERE said in a statement Monday that it will explore the possibility of cooperating with other automakers in the coming months.
The three German car manufacturers announced in August they would buy HERE in a deal worth 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion).
The company provides navigable maps globally as an alternative to Google, Apple and TomTom.