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Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform is a set of services built on the Microsoft Azure and designed to enable auto manufacturers to create custom connected driving experiences. TomTom, a leading mapping company, yesterday announced its integration with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform. Through this integration, car manufacturers can send navigation usage and diagnostics data from vehicles to Microsoft Azure for further analysis.
The data can be used by automakers to generate data-driven insights to deliver tailored services and to make better informed design and engineering decisions. The location intelligence – which also includes traffic information and HD map services – can also be used in vehicles for navigation apps, as well as context while driving autonomously.
‘Our integration with the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform means that automakers can get access to precise and reliable navigation and driving behaviour data easily, while of course adhering to privacy principles. This data could, for instance, be used to predict the range of an electric vehicle based on driving behaviour and planned route more accurately; or to work out, based on navigation behaviour, what connectivity package for online navigation would be best suited for a driver. This is a game changer for OEMs,’ said Cees van Dok, Chief Product Officer, TomTom.
‘With Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform serving as the digital chassis of the car, telematics, infotainment, and data from sensors are all connected to the cloud in the same way, effectively solving the pain point of managing different systems for scale, security, and reliability. We’re delighted to add navigation intelligence data from TomTom to MCVP,’ said Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft.