Ericsson will integrate its Connected Vehicle Cloud with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform to allow automakers to implement connected vehicle services such as fleet management, and connected safety services faster and at a low cost. The solution is scalable and flexible due to a modular design and several deployment options.
SVP and head of business area Technologies and New Businesses at Ericsson, Asa Tamsons said that the partnership with Microsoft would deliver a scalable, comprehensive connected vehicle platform. She further elaborated that,
Our integrated solutions will help automotive manufacturers accelerate their global connected vehicle solutions and offer a better experience for drivers and passengers.
Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud has over 10% share in the global connected vehicle market, with about 4 million vehicles connected across 180 countries. It offers a guaranteed service-level agreement to ensure continuous operation without any breakdowns and lifecycle management of connected vehicles.
Executive Vice President Business Development at Microsoft, Peggy Johnson said,
Together with Ericsson, we intend to simplify the development of connected vehicle services to help carmakers focus on their customers’ needs and accelerate the delivery of unique, tailor-made driving experiences.
The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) uses cloud technology along with AI and IoT. MCVP offers a cloud-connected platform, upon which automotive firms can build solutions for applications like in-vehicle infotainment, advanced navigation, autonomous driving, telematics and prediction services, etc. MCVP runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and is hyperscalable, globally accessible, and regulatory compliant.