Rare is the day when you see Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi in agreement over something. It’s even rarer when all three companies pool their resources together for what they perceive to be “the better good” for the auto industry. And yet, somehow, the improbable has happened. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi have all joined forces to acquire Nokia’s mapping service, otherwise known as HERE, for a price of around €2.55 billion, or about $2.77 billion based on current exchange rates. Negotiations among the parties involved began in earnest back in August 2015 shortly after Nokia announced that it was putting the service up for sale.