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Volkswagen partners with Microsoft to develop connected cars

IANS  |  Berlin 

In its bid to become a mobility provider with fully connected vehicle fleet, German group has entered into a strategic partnership with to leverage the US software giant's Cloud expertise.

As part of the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to develop the "Automotive Cloud", a dedicated platform for all future digital services and mobility offerings.

In the future, Volkswagen's fleet of cars will become of Things (IoT) hubs linked by Azure, the German said in a statement this week.

"The strategic partnership with will turbocharge our digital transformation," said Volkswagen

Via the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, the group plans to optimise the interconnection of vehicle, Cloud-based platform and for all brands.

"Volkswagen is harnessing to digitally transform and deliver innovative new to its customers," said Satya Nadella, of Microsoft.

"The world's leading companies run on Azure, and we are thrilled that Volkswagen has chosen Microsoft. Together we will reimagine the driving experience for people everywhere," Nadella said.

From 2020 onwards, more than five million new Volkswagen-brand vehicles per year will be fully connected and will be part of the IoT in the Cloud, Volkswagen said.

In the future, all for vehicles of the core Volkswagen brand as well as the Group-wide Cloud-based platform will be built on Microsoft's cloud platform and services as well as IoT

Volkswagen said it would also establish a new automotive Cloud development office in near



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First Published: Sun, September 30 2018. 10:56 IST