Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft have signed a multiyear agreement to partner on next-gen tech to further connected driving experiences. Both companies will work together to develop connected services for the cars of the future.
Improvements will be made in the field of advanced navigation, predictive maintenance and vehicle-centric services, remote monitoring of car features, external mobile experiences and over-the-air updates.
Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan Alliance senior vice-president, Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services says vehicles are continually getting connected, intelligent and personal. The partnership with Microsoft allows them speedily work on associated key technologies required by customers while building on future needs. The aim is to be a provider of connected mobility for everyone on a single global platform.
Renault-Nissan Alliance works on autonomous driving and connectivity features for mass-market vehicles at affordable prices. They look forward to developing connectivity tech and features to launch upward of 10 vehicles with autonomous driving technology by 2020 while introducing services so commuters can better use their newly found in-car free time.
Microsoft Azure proves to be a secure global cloud platform through which Renault-Nissan can deliver services globally. Azure comes with enterprise-grade security and Microsoft’s commitment to compliance, and supports multiple operating systems, programming languages and tools. This flexibility and choice lets for Renault-Nissan build a common platform to offer services to both brands.
Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, Microsoft says connected car experience is in nasal stages with much potential to change the industry in a noticeable manner. The partnership accelerates Renault-Nissan’s mobile and cloud strategies.