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Volkswagen teams up with Microsoft to create an automotive cloud

October 01, 2018 / IoT News

Volkswagen wants to transform itself into a digital services-driven company – with the help of Microsoft. The German automaker has joined hands with the Redmond giant to develop the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, which will aim to combine popular third-party applications to provide a seamless experience for drivers. The Volkswagen Automotive Cloud will be powered by Mirosoft’s Azure cloud and IoT Edge platform, and will include the company’s proprietary cloud services like Azure IoT, PowerBI and Skype, including telematics and productivity solutions Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen, said: “The strategic partnership with Microsoft will turbocharge our digital transformation. Volkswagen, as one of the world’s largest automakers, and Microsoft, with its unique technological expertise are outstandingly well-matched. Together, we will play a key role in shaping the future of auto-mobility.”