Ericsson, Microsoft team up to build Next-gen Connected Cars

Ericsson, Microsoft team up to build next-gen connected cars

Ericsson and Microsoft are now working together to accelerate the delivery of connected car services.

Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on the top of the Microsoft connected vehicle platform. Ericsson is leveraging Microsoft's Connected Vehicle platform built on the Azure cloud platform.

Executive Opinion

Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, ├ůsa Tamsons, said, "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. This is an exciting new offering with great benefits for the automotive industry, leveraging Ericsson and Microsoft’s technology leadership in connectivity and cloud."

Executive Vice President, Business Development at Microsoft, Peggy Johnson, said, "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."

Connected Cars, Ericsson and Microsoft deal

The integration of Ericsson connected vehicle cloud and Microsoft connected vehicle platform (MCVP) will reduce complexity, enable innovation, and simplify the application development in the automobile industry, notes the announcement.

The integrated solution will allow automakers to deploy and scale vehicle services such as fleet management, over the air software updates, and connected safety services faster while reducing costs. The MCVP helps the automotive companies to accelerate the delivery of safe, comfortable, and personalized connected driving experience.

It combines cloud infrastructure, edge technology, Internet of Things, and Artificial services with a diverse partner ecosystem.

With the help of MCVP, Microsoft offers a cloud-connected platform across all the digital scenarios on top of which customer-facing solutions which can be built.

This includes in-vehicle infotainment, autonomous driving, advanced navigation, prediction and telematics services, and over the air updates.

Ericsson has also signed a five year deal with automaker Volvo. Last year, German carmaker Volkswagen bought a controlling stake in the Volvo connected car arm. Both Volkswagen and Microsoft have together been working on connected car services.

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