Volkswagen teams up with Microsoft on cloud computing services

By Nikita Chaurasia  Date: 2019-02-28

Volkswagen teams up with Microsoft on cloud computing services
  • The partnership comes in the backdrop of Volkswagen’s efforts to provide connected vehicle services across the world
  • The automaker can now offer its customers various services such as customized on-board media streaming, suggestions for charging and parking

German automaker Volkswagen has reportedly announced that it has signed an agreement with tech giant Microsoft to co-operate on cloud computing in the United States and China. As per trusted sources, the partnership agreement is being viewed as a part of Volkswagen’s efforts to provide connected vehicle services across the world.

Reportedly, the announcement of the collaboration deal was made in Berlin on Wednesday by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess. Sources familiar with the development claim that Volkswagen would utilize its Automotive Cloud – based on Microsoft technology – as the primary component of its vehicle and service data operations for its new ID electric vehicles slated to be launched across U.S. and China in 2020.

According to a report published by The Economic Times CIO, Volkswagen can now offer its customers services such as customized on-board media streaming as it would enable its vehicles to leverage Microsoft's remote computer processors via the so-called cloud. The automaker would also be able to make suggestions for charging and parking of the vehicles. 

Microsoft and Volkswagen, as per reliable reports, have started working on their first model projects for connected vehicle services. Owing to these projects, the development of Volkswagen’s North America development center is moving ahead swiftly. The automaker is also reportedly cooperating with the German specialist Diconium as part of its digitization plans.

The collaboration between both the firms on extensive cloud computing services in the U.S. and China would ensure that Microsoft’s remote computer allows customers with advanced personalized services.

For the record, apart from Microsoft, Apple has long been planning to foray in the automotive sector. The iPhone maker recently reduced its ‘Project Titan’ back, cite reliable sources.

About Author

Nikita Chaurasia     aeresearch.net

Nikita Chaurasia

An accomplished professional in the field of content development, playing with words comes naturally to Nikita Chaurasia. After completing her post-graduate MBA degree in Advertising and PR, Nikita worked across numerous content-driven verticals, undertaking diverse r...

Read More

More News By Nikita Chaurasia

Motorola Solutions to offer Norwegian Health Emergency Service with CRS

Motorola Solutions to offer Norwegian Health Emergency Service with CRS

By Nikita Chaurasia

Motorola Solutions has announced to have been selected by Helsetjenestens Driftsorganisasjon for Nødnett HF (HDO HF) to offer the Norwegian Health Emergency Service with a new CRS (Command Central Control Room Solution). Confirming the news,&...

Nestle India exploring options to directly sell products to consumers

Nestle India exploring options to directly sell products to consumers

By Nikita Chaurasia

Nestle India Ltd. is reportedly exploring their options of trying their hands at direct selling since consumers are largely turning towards the internet to purchase products ranging from staples to medicines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While the n...

Razorpay: New funding en route, meteoric rise in market value expected

Razorpay: New funding en route, meteoric rise in market value expected

By Nikita Chaurasia

Indian startup Razorpay is reportedly in discussions with Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund GIC Pvt. Ltd. and other existing investors to raise around USD 200 million in a funding round that would allow the fintech company to double its valuation...

FDA to allow pharma companies modify COVID-19 shots amid variants surge

FDA to allow pharma companies modify COVID-19 shots amid variants surge

By Nikita Chaurasia

With the rising cases of Coronavirus variants, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly introduced guidelines for pharmaceutical companies to modify their COVID-19 vaccine doses in an effort to curb the spread of the dise...

Gan & Lee partners with IDF to expand its diabetes treatment portfolio

Gan & Lee partners with IDF to expand its diabetes treatment portfolio

By Nikita Chaurasia

China-based leading pharmaceutical organization Gan & Lee Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. has announced to have signed a strategic collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to bolster its efforts towards promoting the prevention and...