Tech operators provide tailor-made solutions for connected cars

Technology operators in the automobile industry have provided integrated solutions to suit manufacturers’ growing demand for scalability and flexibility which supports connected vehicle service.

According to them, the platform allows automakers manage cost and deploy global automobile services such as fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services.

Bringing their expertise together, the operators, Ericsson and Microsoft, said the collaboration will provide flexibility through modular design and multiple deployment options. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) together with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) that is running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Ericsson’s CVC connects over 4million vehicles across 180 countries worldwide, which is about 10 per cent of the connected vehicle market. The solution also offloads vehicle manufacturers’ complexity of global 24/7 operations and life cycle management with a guaranteed service-level agreement.

Also, the MCVP empowers automotive companies to accelerate the delivery of safe and personalised connected driving experiences. It combines cloud infrastructure, edge technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) services with diverse partner ecosystem. MCVP includes the hyper-scale, global availability, and regulatory compliance that come with Microsoft Azure.

Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses, Åsa Tamsons, said the Ericsson and Microsoft partnership will deliver integrated solutions that help manufacturers increase their global connected vehicle solutions and offer better experience for drivers and passengers.

Executive Vice President, Business Development at Microsoft, Peggy Johnson, said: “Together with Ericsson, we intended 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.”

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