Volkswagen and Microsoft will work together on the driverless car
Volkswagen and Microsoft, which joined forces in a subsidiary called the car. Software to ensure better coordination between manufacturers last year, announced that they will now work together in the autonomous vehicle development process.
Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker, announced that it would use Microsoft cloud computing services to streamline the software development process for self-driving cars.
Working on driver assistance features such as driverless cars for the future and adaptive cruise control in existing vehicles, Volkswagen stated that it has developed these features in its own right and said that they will now work with Microsoft for these technologies.
Having joined forces in a subsidiary called the car. Software to ensure better coordination between manufacturers last year, Volkswagen and Microsoft decided to increase their strategic cooperation to expand their “cloud connectivity”.
Microsoft Senior Manager (CEO) Satya Nadella met with Volkswagen (VW) Senior Manager (CEO) Herbert Diess at the Volkswagen Digital Lab in Berlin and discussed the collaboration. The new Volkswagen VW decided to expand the “Volkswagen Automobile Cloud” system in electric vehicles in China and the USA in cooperation with Microsoft.
Stating that their strategic partnership with Microsoft is a crucial element in their efforts to develop Volkswagen as a software-focused mobility provider, VW CEO Diess said, “We are working on a unique solution for our customers with the Volkswagen Automobile Cloud”.
Diess also said that cars are probably the most advanced internet device, and Microsoft CEO Nadella noted that digital technologies are rapidly changing every aspect of the automobile industry, from the manufacturing process to the car itself, and said that the partnership between the two companies would accelerate Volkswagen’s transformation into a software-driven mobility provider.