Volkswagen and Microsoft will expand their cloud technology partnership to develop a self-driving system. The German car giant and its software division, Car.software, will use Microsoft’s cloud platform called Azure with the aim of developing a self-driving car system faster. This allows the cars to connect to each other much faster.
In this regard, the manager of Car.Software says:
“While we are turning the Volkswagen Group into a provider of digital systems. We will also seek to upgrade the company’s software department. We are currently developing a car-related platform in collaboration with Microsoft. “Also, by combining the company’s specialists with Microsoft’s cloud system and software, we will provide self-driving driving systems to the people much faster.”
In previous years, the Volkswagen Group independently developed self-driving systems, but also provided independent work for its sub-brands. Under the new conditions, all brands can now work with the Microsoft system.
By doing so, Microsoft will collect all the information obtained following the investigation.
The partnership between Microsoft and Volkswagen started in 2018 and Volkswagen alone was supposed to invest 27 billion euros in this work.
Volkswagen is going through stressful days. Following the diesel gate incident and the company’s heavy fines for overproduction of greenhouse gases, Volkswagen has abandoned heavy investment in the production of electric vehicles.
However, following the spread of the Corona virus, the automotive industry has received a major shock, and now its production has fallen sharply due to a shortage of semiconductor chips.
Volkswagen will now seek to partner with technology-driven companies such as Microsoft and Tesla to expand its market share in new markets.