Ericsson and Microsoft collaborate for next-gen connected cars

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson has collaborated with Microsoft to build the next generation of connected cars.

Ericsson is making its Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) that is running on the Azure Cloud platform.

The united solution permits automakers to use and scale worldwide vehicle services such as fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services simpler and faster while deducting costs, the company said in a statement on December 19.

Ericsson’s CVC connects over 4 million vehicles across 180 countries worldwide – – roughly 10% of the connected vehicle sector.

“Our integrated solutions will help automotive manufacturers accelerate their globally connected vehicle solutions and offer a better experience for drivers and passengers,” said Asa Tamsons, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses at Ericsson.

The MCVP allows automotive organisations to increase the delivery of safe, comfortable and personalised connected driving experiences.

It merges cloud infrastructure, edge technology as well as AI and IoT services with a diverse partner ecosystem.

“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,” said Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development at Microsoft.

Connected Vehicle Cloud as-a-Service will reduce complexity, enable innovation and simplify the application development in the automotive industry.