At an office in Berkeley, Calif., Nokia employees are watching how you drive. Using GPS data from portable navigation devices, navigation systems in cars, and smartphone apps, Nokia gathers 21 billion data points per month from drivers.
Don't worry, though, you're not so special that Nokia actually cares who you are. Each GPS data point is stripped of any identifying information, including place of origin or destination.
From Nokia's perspective, the value comes in looking at the big data picture, and figuring out how the average driver handles the road. The data goes toward Nokia's Advanced … Read more