FAURECIA TO COLLABORATE WITH MICROSOFT FOR DIGITAL SERVICES INSIDE THE COCKPIT OF THE FUTURE
Faurecia, a leading automotive technology company, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to create disruptive, connected and personalized services inside the Cockpit of the Future.
Combining expertise in edge-computing, artificial intelligence, cloud-based services, cockpit systems integration and consumer insights, Faurecia targets to collaborate with Microsoft to develop digital services based on Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform to reinvent the on-board experience for all occupants. Faurecia has also chosen Microsoft Cloud Azure as its preferred cloud platform.
"Consumers today expect digital continuity between home, office and car. The collaboration with Microsoft will enable us to offer disruptive experiences so that vehicle occupants can use their time for different activities such as immersive gaming or working. This is another key step in building our differentiating ecosystem to accelerate innovation."
Patrick Koller -Chief Executive Officer of Faurecia
TATA COMMUNICATIONS TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT IN CONNECTED CARS WITH MICROSOFT CONNECTED VEHICLE PLATFORM
IoT connectivity and network insights through Tata Communications MOVE™ will safeguard data, help manufacturers introduce new in-vehicle services more quickly and ensure seamless user experiences for drivers
Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, is working together with Microsoft to help speed up the development of new innovative connected car applications. By combining the IoT connectivity and network intelligence capabilities of Tata Communications MOVE™ with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, Tata Communications will enable automotive manufacturers to offer consumers worldwide more seamless and secure driving experiences.
The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform combines cloud and edge services with a strong partner network to empower automotive companies to build connected driving experiences. There will be additional capability to equip vehicles with encrypted vehicle-to-cloud connectivity globally through the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform to address key challenges that complicate the creation of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications. Those challenges include data security concerns around in-vehicle systems as well as their safety; the scalability, interoperability and effective management of these systems across the connected car ecosystem; and the ability to connect them across country borders.
This integration means that players within the connected car ecosystem – from manufacturers, dealerships, insurers to fleet operators and others – will be able to bring to market new value-added services more quickly and cost-effectively, and ensure that they offer drivers reliable, consistent user experiences, anywhere in the world. Tata Communications MOVE™ also gives these businesses greater flexibility and control over the connectivity options for different applications and enables automotive OEMs to solve all their vehicle connectivity needs from a single source. By analysing networks in real-time, they are able to choose the best performing and most cost-effective mobile network in any given country, leveraging Tata Communications’ relationships with more than 600 mobile network operators worldwide.
Tata Communications will build a proof-of-concept solution integrating the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform with the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform to show to automotive manufacturers how their joint capabilities will accelerate the creation of new ground-breaking connected car applications.
“In the not-too-distant future, you won’t view your car as a mode of transportation, you’ll view it as a mode of entertainment – and the opportunities that this opens up in areas like video streaming, retail, advertising and insurance are immense,” said Tim Sherwood, Vice President, Mobility and IoT, Tata Communications. “To unleash the full potential of V2X applications, businesses in the connected car ecosystem must be able to capture, move and manage gigabytes of vehicle data securely and seamlessly across the globe. That’s what our latest collaboration with Microsoft is all about – we want to turn that future potential into reality and pave the way for new disruptive connected car services.”
The Tata Communications MOVE™ platform is part of the company’s mission of creating truly borderless mobile experiences for people and things and facilitating its customers and partners’ growth in the global IoT market. It is underpinned by Tata Communications’ relationships with mobile networks operators worldwide, and its global network, which today connects 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers and carries around 30% of the world’s Internet routes.
“Connectivity through the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform, together with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform’s secure and compliant cloud platform, ensures the security and integrity of data across a range of scenarios, including predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and control, and advanced navigation,” said Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform and Mobility, Microsoft. “The integration will make analysing data from vehicles easier for car manufacturers across all services and allow them to complete software updates quickly. It will also help service centres maintain vehicles more effectively.”
ERICSSON AND MICROSOFT TEAM UP FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONNECTED CARS
>> Integration of Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud and Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform enables automakers to accelerate the delivery of new connected car services worldwide
>> Connected vehicle cloud as-a-service to reduce complexity, enable innovation, and simplify the application development in automotive industry
Ericsson and Microsoft are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform that is running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The integrated solution allows automakers to deploy and scale global vehicle services such as fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services much easier and faster while reducing costs. It provides flexibility through modular design and multiple deployment options.
Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud connects more than 4 million vehicles across 180 countries worldwide - approximately 10 percent of the connected vehicle market. The platform is tailored to fit vehicle manufacturers’ growing demand for scalability and flexibility with the capability of supporting any connected vehicle service.
Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud offloads vehicle manufacturers' complexity of global 24/7 operations and lifecycle management related to connected vehicles with a guaranteed service-level agreement.
The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) empowers automotive companies to accelerate the delivery of safe, comfortable and personalized connected driving experiences. It combines cloud infrastructure, edge technology as well as AI and IoT services with a diverse partner ecosystem. With MCVP, Microsoft 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. MCVP includes the hyperscale, global availability, and regulatory compliance that comes with Microsoft Azure.
“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.”