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Microsoft and Bosch team up to create new automotive software platform

According to reports on Thursday, American Tech Company Microsoft is teaming up with German automotive supply giant Bosch to develop a vehicle software platform.

The aim is to enhance and get a grip on the fast growing market for electromobility and automated driving technologies.

This new platform is set to deliver a painless experience along with providing drivers quicker access to new functions and digital services over the lifetime of their vehicles.

Moreover, the companies will strive to enable automakers and suppliers to simplify and accelerate their own software updates.

This is to take place through adapting existing software tools.

Besides this, safety is of utmost importance and a stringent automotive quality standard is required to be adhered to.

As automakers add more features and amenities to their cars and trucks, software applications play a key role these days.

Further, this technology is based on Microsoft Azure which compromises of software modules from Bosch reportedly.

Microsoft and Bosch intend to utilize GitHub’s enterprise platform and even open-source components of their new software platform for sharing across the automotive industry.

Also, the focus is on creating conditions for wireless updates for it to work just as smoothly and conveniently on vehicles, as they do on smartphones.

A similar announcement was made last week by German carmaker Volkswagen AG regarding it’s cooperation with Microsoft to use its cloud computing services.

The purpose is to ensure streamline of its software development for self-driving cars.


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