BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Volkswagen partners with Microsoft in cloud push

Volkswagen partners with Microsoft in cloud push
FILE PHOTO: Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's new CEO, speaks next to a Volkswagen I.D. concept car at a media event ahead of the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing, China April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo -
@ Copyright :
Jason Lee(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

(Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> will use Microsoft Corp's Azure cloud platform to provide all future digital services and mobility offerings across its entire fleet, the companies said on Friday.

From 2020, more than 5 million new Volkswagen-specific brand vehicles per year will be fully connected through Microsoft's cloud and internet of things (IoT), the companies said https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/volkswagen-and-microsoft-announce-strategic-partnership-4234.

Volkswagen will establish an automotive cloud development office in Washington State close to Microsoft's headquarters.

Automakers have been partnering with consumer technology companies as they increasingly invest in connected cars.

(Reporting by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.