UPSTREAM COLLABORATES WITH MICROSOFT TO DELIVER SECURED CONNECTED VEHICLE SOLUTION

HERZLIYA, ISRAEL – Upstream Security, a leader in cloud-based automotive cybersecurity, announced today that it is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft through the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) and has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.

Upstream is one of the first cloud-based automotive cybersecurity platforms to offer in-depth integration with the MCVP. MCVP provides one consistent, cloud-connected, horizontal platform across digital scenarios on top of which customer-facing solutions can be built, including in-vehicle infotainment, advanced navigation, autonomous driving, telematics and prediction services as well as over-the-air updates (OTA). It includes the enterprise-grade global availability and scale that comes with Microsoft Azure.

Upstream’s solution provides automotive car manufacturers a turnkey solution for connected vehicles that ensures the safety and security of the vehicles, drivers and passengers alike.

The integration encompasses multiple options for automotive data ingestion using MCVP components by the Upstream platform as well as a set of real-life playbooks leveraging the integration of Upstream with Azure Sentinel, and the MCVP for investigation, containment, and remediation of multiple cybersecurity detection scenarios. In addition, the solution provides OEMs and connected fleet security operators with simulation capabilities of multiple pre-built and user-defined scenarios using Upstream’s AutoStream application running on the MCVP environment.

“As new automotive cybersecurity regulations and standards are demanded, OEMs must find additional ways to integrate cybersecurity into their operations,” says Yoav Levy, Co-Founder and CEO of Upstream. “As such, our integration with the MCVP allows automotive companies to build a fluent and seamlessly integrated cybersecurity solution into their enterprise.”

“In this world of software-defined vehicles, security is paramount for automakers and drivers,” says Tara Prakriya, General Manager Azure Mobility and MCVP at Microsoft. “Upstream’s integrations with the MCVP and Azure Sentinel will allow automakers and fleet owners to detect, analyze and respond to cyber threats, ultimately helping to keep road users safe.”

Upstream’s cybersecurity solution is available today for use by OEMs to detect cyber threats against connected vehicle infrastructure spanning the vehicle itself, telematics servers, and mobile applications. Customers can now reach out to their Upstream or Microsoft representatives to learn more and experience a demo of the connected car cybersecurity solution.

CERENCE TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT ON ENHANCED INTEROPERABILITY FOR THE IN-CAR EXPERIENCE

>> Companies to integrate Cerence Drive products with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP)

Cerence Inc. - AI for a world in motion, today announced it is working with Microsoft to integrate Cerence Drive products with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP).

This new integration is part of Cerence’s ongoing commitment to delivering a superior user experience in the car through interoperability across voice-powered platforms and operating systems. Automakers developing their connected vehicle solutions on MCVP can now benefit from Cerence’s industry-leading conversational AI, in turn delivering a seamless, connected, voice-powered experience to their drivers.

“We are deeply committed to building an ecosystem of partners that share our vision of a platform- and operating system-agnostic approach to the in-car assistant experience,” said Prateek Kathpal, Chief Technology Officer, Cerence Inc. “The integration of Cerence Drive and the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform provides an alternative to the big tech platforms that delivers industry-leading technology and enables automakers to quickly develop and deploy their own branded in-car assistants and maintain control of their data.”

Tara Prakriya, General Manager, Azure IoT Mobility and Connected Vehicles, Microsoft Corp. said, “The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform is designed to accelerate the delivery of connected vehicle solutions and mobility experiences. Bringing Cerence into the platform enables us to bring a leading solution to automakers as they look to meet driver demand for voice-powered services in the car.”

 

SELF-DRIVING VEHICLE SYSTEMS IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD

In a pandemic disrupted world, autonomous vehicle startup Optimus Ride is already remotely delivering meals to impacted communities.

Optimus Ride is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles around the world. The Optimus "Virtual Ride Assistant" (VRA) enhances your self-driving ride by providing dynamic interactions between riders, the vehicle and the remote assistance team. The VRA provides audio-visual tools for riders to be informed of the system, request changes in destination or routing, and to contact Optimus Ride's remote assistance system.

Self-driving vehicle systems

We design and build autonomous technology systems for geofenced environments, from mixed-use developments, to city zones, office/industrial parks, ports, airports, academic campuses, retirement and residential communities.

Optimus Ride Inc. is the leading self-driving vehicle technology company developing systems for geo-fenced environments. Emerging from Boston’s vibrant robotics ecosystem, we bring together the promise of self-driving technologies with real world considerations. We design our software to enable efficient, sustainable, and equitable mobility networks.

With roots at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Optimus Ride combines over thirty years of interdisciplinary research in self‑driving technologies (DARPA Urban Challenge), electric vehicles (MIT CityCar), and Mobility-on-Demand Systems. Our technology expertise and industrial experience combines manufacturing robots, urban design, and on-demand vehicle fleet management.

View - Microsoft BUILD 2020 interview with CEO, Dr. Ryan Chin, and CTO, Dr. Albert Huang followed by our "Deep Dive Session on our new Optimus Virtual Ride Assistant (VRA)".

 
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