The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has launched a Microsoft Azure-based cloud platform for connected services. The three carmakers, which are closely entwined through various cross-shareholdings, said the so-called Alliance Intelligent Cloud will let them deliver in-vehicle connected services in nearly 200 markets. The platform uses artificial intelligence and Internet-of -Things technologies to deliver services based on vehicle Read More..
BMW and Microsoft launched a technology platform designed to improve manufacturing efficiency, break down traditional barriers between proprietary systems and foster increased cooperation with other industry partners. The two companies said the “Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP),” which will be built using the Microsoft Azure cloud architecture, will have a technology framework that allows a wide Read More..
Not so long ago Microsoft was considered the big loser in tech. Its software model was outmoded, its entry into the mobile space was late and had no hope of beating Apple and Android. Worse, the company seemed stuck in its Windows heyday of the 1990s. Then it got a new CEO, ditched the Read More..
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider Allego is offering a smart charging solution which enables a balancing of driver demand, grid capacity and renewable energy supply. Its EV Cloud deploys the Microsoft Azure Digital Twins platform for real-time data processing and modelling, giving energy suppliers and service operators a solution for dynamic pricing and prioritization; for Read More..
automotiveIT: Microsoft is less visible in the automotive space than, for example, Google or Apple. Is that on purpose, as you invest more in B-2-B partnerships with automakers and suppliers. Sabine Bendiek: We see ourselves as partner to the industry, not as a competitor, and we are working together with automobile manufacturers on tomorrow’s mobility. Read More..
ATLANTA — The automotiveIT International conference, which concluded here last Wednesday, highlighted the breadth of the challenges and opportunities in the auto industry as companies change processes, products and business models. Industry speakers at the two-day event said a bright future lies ahead if automakers and suppliers successfully manage to develop and start adopting new Read More..
Baidu has recruited a senior Microsoft executive, Qi Lu, to serve as its group president and COO. Lu, an artificial intelligence expert, will be in charge ofÂ products, technology, sales, marketing and operations at the Chinese internet company. Baidu said Lu will play a key role in strengthening the company and moving it into new directions. Read More..
Microsoft has unveiled a connected vehicle platform designed to be a core building block for future automotive functions. Renault-Nissan will be the first automaker to build connected cars using the platform. The US-based software company said the new platform aims to help the auto industry achieve five top priorities it hasÂ set for connected-car related offerings. Read More..
Volvo Cars said its new 90 Series cars will offer the Skype for Business communication tool. The option marks a further addition to the auto industry’s growing range of connected services. The Swedish premium car group said it is the first to provideÂ the Microsoft service, which offers a range of expanded Skype functions tailored to Read More..
The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) and Microsoft will jointly develop next-generation connected services that will run on the software group’s Azure platform. The cooperation is part of Renault and Nissan’s planÂ to rapidly moveÂ beyond building and selling cars and market a broad range of new-mobility products. “We aim to become the provider of connected mobility for everyone Read More..