Connected Cars: Ericsson and Microsoft work together

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Connected Cars: Ericsson and Microsoft work together

Ericsson and Microsoft are planning to bring their connected cars expertise together. Ericsson has decided to build its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

This integrated solution will make it easier and faster for car manufacurers to deploy and scale global vehicle services like fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services – and at the same time reduce costs. Modular design and multiple deployment options make the system flexible.
Currently, Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud already connects more than 4 million vehicles in 180 countries. The platform can fit vehicle manufacturers’ growing demand for scalability and flexibility with the capability of supporting any connected vehicle service.
The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) lets automotive companies accelerate the delivery of safe, comfortable and personalized connected driving experiences. It combines cloud infrastructure, edge technology and AI/IoT-services with a diverse partner ecosystem.
MCVP offers a consistent, cloud-connected platform across all digital scenarios on top of which customer-facing solutions can be built – including in-vehicle infotainment, advanced navigation, autonomous driving, telematics and prediction services, and over-the-air updates.

The Ericsson and Microsoft partnership will deliver a comprehensive connected vehicle platform at scale to the market. Our integrated solutions will help automotive manufacturers accelerate their global connected vehicle solutions and offer a better experience for drivers and passengers,

says Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses.

This is an exciting new offering with great benefits for the automotive industry, leveraging Ericsson and Microsoft’s technology leadership in connectivity and cloud.

Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development at Microsoft says: “Together with Ericsson, we intend to simplify the development of connected vehicle services to help car makers focus on their customers’ needs and accelerate the delivery of unique, tailor-made driving experiences.” Microsoft and Ericsson will host a joint social event at CES 2020 in Las Vegas to inaugurate the new partnership.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Ericsson

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