Luxoft partners with Microsoft over connected vehicle platform

Luxoft partners with Microsoft over connected vehicle platform
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6 Jan, 2020

Zug, Switzerland-based technology company Luxoft has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the delivery of connected vehicle solutions and mobility experiences.

Connected cars are those that have devices that can connect with other devices inside and outside the automobile, generally via internet.

By leveraging MCVP (Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform), DXC Technology’s digital arm Luxoft will allow automakers deliver features such as advanced vehicle diagnostics, remote access and repair, and preventive maintenance. Collecting data in real-time will also support vehicle engineering to improve manufacturing quality. 

With MCVP, Microsoft offers a cloud-connected platform across digital scenarios on top of which customer-facing solutions, such as in-vehicle infotainment, advanced navigation, autonomous driving, telematics and prediction services, can be built. 

“With our proven solutions and services for connected vehicles, automakers and their key partners are able to get the most out of MCVP. Our collaboration with Microsoft gives automakers control and flexibility for creating highly-differentiated, intelligent and beneficial connected-mobility experiences for their customers,” Dmitry Loschinin, executive vice president of DXC Technology, and president and CEO of Luxoft, said.

Recently, Stockholm-based networking giant Ericsson announced a collaboration with software making giant Microsoft to accelerate delivery of connected car services.

Ericsson is building its connected vehicle cloud on top of the Microsoft connected vehicle platform, which runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The integrated solution allows automakers to deploy and scale vehicle services such as fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services faster, while reducing costs.

Luxoft, which was acquired by DXC Technology in early 2019, is a digital strategy and software engineering firm.

“Luxoft’s ability to combine innovation and execution with its global delivery network will allow us to accelerate the deployment of connected vehicle-centric solutions and services based on the MCVP and Azure Maps,” Tara Prakriya, general manager for Azure IoT mobility, connected vehicles and Azure Maps at Microsoft, said.

In November 2019, Tata Communications also partnered with Microsoft to work on connected car applications. The company had said then that their solutions will enable automotive manufacturers to offer secure driving experiences.