Tata Communications is working with Microsoft to help automotive manufacturers enhance driving experiences.
The partnership will see the combination of Tata Communications’ MOVE platform (which has IoT connectivity and network intelligence capabilities) with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (which combines cloud and edge services with a strong partner network).
“Connectivity through the Tata Communications MOVE platform, together with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform’s secure and compliant cloud platform, ensures the security and integrity of data across a range of scenarios, including predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and control, and advanced navigation,” said Tara Prakriya, partner group programme manager of Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform and Mobility at Microsoft.
Under the partnership, different parties within the connected car ecosystem – including manufacturers, dealerships, insurers, and fleet operators – will be able to bring new value-added services to market faster and with greater cost-efficiency.
“The integration will make analysing data from vehicles easier for car manufacturers across all services and allow them to complete software updates quickly. It will also help service centres maintain vehicles more effectively,” Prakriya added.
Additionally, analysing networks in real-time, parties will be able to choose the best performing and most cost-effective mobile network in any given country, leveraging Tata Communications’ relationships with more than 600 mobile network operators worldwide.
“To unleash the full potential of vehicle-to-everything applications, businesses in the connected car ecosystem must be able to capture, move, and manage gigabytes of vehicle data securely and seamlessly across the globe. That’s what our latest collaboration with Microsoft is all about – we want to turn that future potential into reality and pave the way for new disruptive connected car services,” said Tim Sherwood, vice president of mobility and IoT at Tata Communications.