Teaching Rats To Drive Tiny Cars

Rats can relax better while driving tiny cars, Scientists Discover. It’d make a good tag line for a few car manufacturers.

Rats driving tiny cars
Rats driving tiny cars.

A bunch of rats have learned how to drive tiny vehicles around to pick up food. 

Source: Hacker News.

Audi, BMW and Daimler buy here.com

William Boston of the Wall Street Journal comments on the acquisition of here.com, formerly Nokia, by German car manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler.

German auto makers Audi, BMW and Daimler have agreed in principle to purchase Nokia’s digital mapping service, called Nokia Here, for about $2.7 billion, according to a person familiar with the situation.

via: Audi, BMW and Daimler Near Deal to Buy Nokia Mapping Service

Also:

Both sides of this — why Nokia needs to sell Here Maps, and why the car makers want to buy it — were explained by Horace Dediu last month.

via: Daring Fireball.