Amazon is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in high-definition digital mapping company HERE, two auto industry sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
 Last August, BMW, Audi (VOWG_p.DE) and Mercedes agreed to pay 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to buy Nokia’s mapping business as part of plans to develop self-driving cars.
 Since then, the consortium has started negotiations with potential new partners mainly from the automotive industry.