Ericsson and Microsoft collaborate for the next generation of linked vehicles

This company will be announced and inaugurated within the framework of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the most important technology fair in the world, in its 2020 edition in the city of Las Vegas next week.


Ericsson and Microsoft collaborate for the next generation of linked vehicles.
Ericsson and Microsoft team up for the next generation of connected cars.


Microsoft connected vehicle platform architecture.

The Ericsson and Microsoft companies will join their knowledge of connected vehicles. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud service on the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, which runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. 

The integrated solution allows car manufacturers to deploy and scale global services for vehicles, such as fleet management, OTA software updates ( over-the-air)  and connected security services easier and faster, while reducing costs

This company will be announced and inaugurated within the framework of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the most important technology fair in the world, in its 2020 edition in the city of Las Vegas next week.

Connected Vehicle Cloud service.

Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud service connects more than 4 million vehicles in 180 countries around the world, or approximately 10% of the connected vehicle market. The platform is designed to meet the growing demands of manufacturers seeking scalability and flexibility, being able to handle any connected vehicle service.

In addition, Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud reduces the complexity of vehicle manufacturers in terms of global 24/7 operations and lifecycle management related to connected vehicles, with a service warranty agreement.

The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) allows automotive companies to accelerate the delivery of safe, comfortable and personalized driving experiences. It combines cloud infrastructure with edge technology, as well as artificial intelligence and internet of things services with an ecosystem of diverse partners. 

With MCVP, Microsoft offers a consistent and cloud-connected platform across all digital scenarios on which customer-focused solutions can be built, including vehicle infotainment, advanced navigation, autonomous driving, prediction and telematics services, and updates OTA MCVP includes the hyperscale, global availability, and compliance with regulations that Microsoft Azure brings.

Ericsson and Microsoft partnership

“The partnership between Ericsson and Microsoft will deliver a vehicle platform that adapts to the growing market size. Our integrated solutions will help car manufacturers accelerate their global connected vehicle solutions and offer a better experience for drivers and passengers, ”said Åsa Tamsons, senior vice president and president of Ericsson's New Business and Technology area.

"This is an exciting new offer with great benefits for the automotive industry, taking advantage of the technological leadership in connectivity and cloud that Ericsson and Microsoft have."

Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft, stated: “With Ericsson we intend to simplify the development of connected vehicle services to help car manufacturers focus on their customers' needs and accelerate the delivery of unique driving experiences. and made to order ”.

With this integration, Ericsson and Microsoft continue to pave the way for a future in which cars are connected to each other to achieve the much anticipated autonomy.

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